Skip to comments.Confirmed: Perry scheduled to leave wildfires for GOP debate
Posted on 09/06/2011 5:50:42 PM PDT by AAABEST
HOUSTON -- At the moment, Rick Perry's camp confirms the governor still plans to participate in Wednesday night's GOP debate in California.
The governor's campaign just released his schedule showing two events in California after the debate. It appears he will leave the wildfires to appear Wednesday night in California and will continue on with planned fundraisers Thursday and Friday. It appears his brief break from campaigning hasn't hurt.
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Good, that’s what professionals are for.
Well, he’s just proven that he’s smarter than McCain.
I don’t think we’ll know until tomorrow if he’ll attend. If they are contained in the populated areas he’ll be there but last I heard they hadn’t been yet.
And nah...perry will be critisized no matter what decision he makes. Life of a frontrunner.
Good, we needed him in Texas and now we need him in Washington.
He’ll be gone for a few hours and he’s 2 hours away.
It’s not like he’s going to Hawaii for two weeks.
>> “Life of a frontrunner” <<
He’s the clown running in front of the dog and pony circus?
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Yeh, don’t hold your breath...LOL
Personally, living 12 miles from a raging fire....it isn’t the best time for Governor Perry to leave Texas.
Good. I’m curious as to what he’ll say and how he’ll come off.
How much fire was Rick putting out anyway?
/damn, I can't believe I'm sticking up for the guy..
Palin supports Perry
Palin just gave advice for GOPer to not trash its candidates.
So are you just another phony Palin supporter using her as cover to astroturf Perry here.
It’s not as though he can’t stay up to date through email, text, or phone.
And it only requires a signature to rubberstamp whatever government funds are required, once the Texas legislature passes the bills, he can fly back to Texas right after the debates and sign those bills.
It’s not as though this is his 19th golf game of the year, right?
I thought people were supporting his initial decision to miss the debate? - what changed?
I am no Perry fan at all, but since he entered the race, he should spend a couple hours at the debate.
He isn’t fighting the fires himself as Governor. He isn’t off for a two week vacation at Martha’s Vineyard.
People should pick on things that really matter instead of sniping over stuff like this.
He is the Governor of the state , Perry Hater !
An adequate chief executive knows how to delegate.
Exactly what can Governor Perry do that he cannot do wherever he’s at?
Your firefighters and national guard and militaries are doing everything that can be done and any bills to be signed for recovery from the fires are going to have to wait until after the fires are finished anyway.
He can always do a fly-by and sign the bills passed by your legislature.
But I do appreciate the emotional situation for the governor to look like he’s doing something.
I don't care who they are but any politician that wants a new gold ring should have to let go of the brass one he already has in his hand.
Anyone that holds public office should resign if they want to get paid for doing something else. Including running for another office. At a minimum Perry and anyone else holding another office should not collect pay for days they are not at work and lose their benefits too.
I've been saying this for years and it is not just about Perry. Do your job or leave.
Exactly my point about Granholm when we had wildfires. She flew up there for an hour, got a couple of pictures taken and returned to screwing us.
The point is that she was right in saying that there was no place for her on the fire line and it was best left up to the professionals. (if only she had said the same about governing)
>> “Palin supports Perry” <<
No, she doesn’t, and she has made it clear as can be in her speeches over the past week.
Perry is a whore and a fool, and his political leanings have been outrageous. If he has been able to fool you, that is sad, and I hope you can recover.
There are very competent people at the state level working this fire...I know most of them...and they already have the governors "OK" to do what needs to be done.
So again...what do you expect Perry to do? Fly a C-130 himself and drop retardant? I mean I know he probably could but he's probably a little rusty...
You were a Governor exactly where ?
Most Perry supporters actually like Sarah Palin as a conservative leader. Unfortunately, like Paul supporters, many of her supporters (not all but many) are a turn=off. Many of them are actually responsible for chasing former Palin supporters off the field and into Perry's field.
It is interesting that many Palin supporters (not all but many)are a major turn-off to American voters and they have actually chased former Palin supporters off the field and into the Perry field.
>> “Personally, living 12 miles from a raging fire....it isnt the best time for Governor Perry to leave Texas” <<
Penelopesire hasn’t posted since last night, I wonder if one of the burned houses...
Palin are team and not advisories .
Are you a Paulite ?
Who are you really astroturfing here for ?
Anyone who’d pick his candidate (or abandon one) based on how the candidate’s advocates treat him on the internet probably can’t figure out how to register to vote anyway, so not to worry.
Imagine if any other “candidates” got called a whore like this bozo called Perry...there would major meltdown, wouldn’t there?
Tomorrow is in enemy territory, yesterday was in friendly territory in a far superior format.
His performance tomorrow is very critical. The fate of the 2012 election and quite possibly western civilization itself may rest with the NBC moderators in tomorrows debate. They will be trying their darnedest to kill his candidacy.
Very interesting! And that's the attitude of her activists that will be going door to door on behalf of a Sarah Palin nominee. Wow! Very telling.
What a shame. Sarah Palin deserves MUCH better.
He hinted strongly at this in his morning appearances with the MSM. Things like he had a good team, his lt. gov is a good man, etc. The best thing for him to say is that the crisis was serious and he made sure his team was on top of things, that the debate is also important and that like any good chief executive he can handle multiple things at one time.
How much fire was Rick putting out anyway?
You are very wise to see through this I have been watching it for weeks.They can hide now but not for long.
Good in theory but what about running for a second term?
Why not some of these same PerrySites were criticizing Palin for running away, back to AK?
Lol, no attaboys are warranted, for Perry or his defenders on this subject. He should not have been thinking aloud about this, but should have just announced it if he'd made any decision to not attend.
Probably both, He will be condemned for leaving the debates to support fire relief AND for returnin to the debates and abandoning his post.
(He can’t be right no matter what he does.)
No one at the fire will miss him, I am sure he was doing anything..
He should stay in Texas. There’s plenty of time for these “debates” that aren’t worth a bucket of warm spit.
I'm only referring to when a person currently in office runs for another. When they do that they are no longer doing what they are being paid for.
And, when they leave office we no longer call them whatever position they were in,. These offices are ours, not theirs.