Skip to comments.Murky land deals mark Gov. Rick Perry's past 
Posted on 09/04/2011 6:53:58 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
Three years after Gov. Rick Perry's biggest real estate score, questions persist about whether the governor benefited from favoritism, backroom dealing and influence-buying.
The Dallas Morning News found evidence that Perry's investment was enhanced by a series of professional courtesies and personal favors from friends, campaign donors and the head of a Texas family with a rich history of political power-brokering.
Together they may have enriched Perry by almost $500,000, according to an independent real estate appraisal commissioned by The News.
The governor's staff insists these were routine, legal deals that were properly handled. They point to a bank's appraisal, done when Perry sold his land in 2007, that said the buyer was paying Perry slightly less than market value.
Experts hired by The News dismissed that appraisal as "unsupported" and said it did not meet professional standards. County tax appraisals at the time also indicated that the governor was able to buy the land below market value and sell far above it.
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And the smear campaign continues.
Can someone say Tony Resko?
That has mysteriously disappeared. A convicted felon who bought Obama a house. Hopefully the stories can be juxtaposed and a real comparison made.
Was Tony Rezko involved?
The sad thing is, I probably started typing my four words before you did you 27 or so.
Was this guy the independent appraiser hired by the news:?
“A former Illinois bank official, now claiming whistleblower status, says bank officials replaced a loan reappraisal that he prepared for a Chicago property that was purchased by the wife of now-convicted felon Tony Rezko, part of which was later sold to next-door neighbor Barack Obama.”
Note article date - 2010.
Anti Perry information is not allowed here! Be gone with you!
It occurs to me how difficult it must be for a politician to be able to say “I’m not for sale.”
When a politician has a record over many years during which they have never sold out to corruption or cronyism, that person is truly the rarest gem among leaders.
When a politician has sold himself out to corruption, he will avoid the claim “I’m not for sale” like the plague.
“Experts hired by the News”—LOL—at least they admitted that much, that they hired the Soros Hedge Fund Appraisal Service.
Did you know that Rick Perry refused interviews with any of the MSM outlets during his last gubernatorial election and won his last election w/o them and w/o any of them endorsing him?
Rick Perry announced his campaign for GOP Primary at RedState for a reason.
I love the use the characterization “may have” as used in this article.
If Rove-Hutichison had dirt on Perry (even tried to recycle the “gay” stuff) they would have used it to take him out in the last election and smooth the path for Romney.
But guess what?
It didn’t happen.
Pretty damning stuff there, Dallas Morning Snooze.
Oh wow, so Rick Perry made some money off real estate. He bought a piece of property on the inflation adjusted market and made money off of it. How many times have I done this myself.
Notice it took 3, no less 3, commie Dallas Morning News writers to go examine some public records, then put their heads together and make up a big lie about how RE investors make money every day.
It’s all about the “damning” headline.
Just plant that seed.
The Perry white water deal, now what congressman went to jail in California for the same crap.
Dallas Morning News, do you have anything you’ve written about 0-bama
and Resko? Other then a coverup? Hmm?
DMN-just another leftist fish wrap.
Perry made some money in a legal way. For shame!
..hell, just about any big time politician has benefited from land deals...
Its the same old story...WTF would someone spend tens of millions of dollars to get a job that pays 200,000 a year?
Why does about every politician leave his/her office as a member of the presidents hate club of "millionaires and billionaires"?
It makes perfect sense to me why...very few of these people are in it because they want to help "We the People"..I would say that ALL Democrats are in it for themselves and about half of the Republicans.
...our children and grandchildren are so screwed!......
My first thought... progressive is as progressive does.
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