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Confirmed: Perry scheduled to leave wildfires for GOP debate
ABC Go ^ | September 6, 2011 | Ted Oberg

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: california; debate; perry; rickperry; texas; wildfires
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I'm sure those who were slamming him for possibly skipping the debates will show up here for an "attaboy".....

NOT

1 posted on 09/06/2011 5:50:49 PM PDT by AAABEST
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To: shield

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2 posted on 09/06/2011 5:51:31 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

Good, that’s what professionals are for.


3 posted on 09/06/2011 5:54:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: AAABEST

Well, he’s just proven that he’s smarter than McCain.


4 posted on 09/06/2011 5:55:47 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: AAABEST

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.


5 posted on 09/06/2011 5:56:54 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can - Perry)
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To: AAABEST

Good, we needed him in Texas and now we need him in Washington.


6 posted on 09/06/2011 5:57:22 PM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: AAABEST

He’ll be gone for a few hours and he’s 2 hours away.


7 posted on 09/06/2011 5:57:31 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: LOC1

It’s not like he’s going to Hawaii for two weeks.


8 posted on 09/06/2011 5:58:23 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Soul Seeker; South40

>> “Life of a frontrunner” <<

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LOL!

He’s the clown running in front of the dog and pony circus?

Fitting!


9 posted on 09/06/2011 6:02:14 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

10 posted on 09/06/2011 6:03:38 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: AAABEST

Yeh, don’t hold your breath...LOL


11 posted on 09/06/2011 6:04:35 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: AAABEST

Personally, living 12 miles from a raging fire....it isn’t the best time for Governor Perry to leave Texas.


12 posted on 09/06/2011 6:06:42 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: AAABEST

Good. I’m curious as to what he’ll say and how he’ll come off.


13 posted on 09/06/2011 6:08:14 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: AAABEST

How much fire was Rick putting out anyway?


14 posted on 09/06/2011 6:11:10 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: AAABEST; cripplecreek
I wasn't slamming him; I was actually sitting up a little straighter watching. I thought the call of tending to his state vice the debate was noble (yeah, yeah, politics mixed in..but...); but as cripplecreek pointed out, Doesn't Texas have a Lt. Governor?
Maybe while the news outlets were frothing, they (Gov and Lt. Gov) were getting the game plan in order to manage BOTH the state's problems and time management for the debates.

/damn, I can't believe I'm sticking up for the guy..

15 posted on 09/06/2011 6:11:12 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: editor-surveyor
Odd how many phony Palin supporters trash Perry.

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.

16 posted on 09/06/2011 6:13:31 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Soul Seeker

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?


17 posted on 09/06/2011 6:14:36 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: AAABEST

I thought people were supporting his initial decision to miss the debate? - what changed?


18 posted on 09/06/2011 6:15:03 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: AAABEST

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.


19 posted on 09/06/2011 6:15:38 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Venturer

He is the Governor of the state , Perry Hater !


20 posted on 09/06/2011 6:16:04 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: AAABEST

An adequate chief executive knows how to delegate.


21 posted on 09/06/2011 6:18:03 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: indylindy
Most of these concerned posters are Obama obots and Ron Paul nutters.
The latest lefty wing blogger scam is state you support the non candidate namely Palin so it gives you cover to trash Perry !
22 posted on 09/06/2011 6:19:18 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: shield

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.


23 posted on 09/06/2011 6:19:18 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: AAABEST
He should either be Gov. or be doing something else.

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.

24 posted on 09/06/2011 6:21:08 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Michael Barnes

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)


25 posted on 09/06/2011 6:22:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: ncalburt

>> “Palin supports Perry” <<

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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.


26 posted on 09/06/2011 6:22:34 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: shield
And just what do you want the gov to do during few hours that he will be away? What will he do that Nim Kidd can't do?

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...

27 posted on 09/06/2011 6:22:59 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: elkfersupper
So you know all the reports and details on these fires in TX ?

You were a Governor exactly where ?

28 posted on 09/06/2011 6:24:38 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: ncalburt
Odd how many phony Palin supporters trash Perry.

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.

29 posted on 09/06/2011 6:27:06 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: editor-surveyor

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.


30 posted on 09/06/2011 6:30:20 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Stillwaters

ping


31 posted on 09/06/2011 6:30:30 PM PDT by lonevoice (schizophrenic hostage taking hobbit terrorist)
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To: shield; penelopesire

>> “Personally, living 12 miles from a raging fire....it isn’t the best time for Governor Perry to leave Texas” <<

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Penelopesire hasn’t posted since last night, I wonder if one of the burned houses...


32 posted on 09/06/2011 6:31:08 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: AAABEST
Rick Perry is the hardest working man in show business national politics
33 posted on 09/06/2011 6:34:02 PM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: editor-surveyor
Who are you trying to fool here.
You know NOTHING about the two !
Palin has supported Perry for a few years .

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/80201-palin-backs-perry-paints-hutchison-as-dc-insider

Palin are team and not advisories .
Are you a Paulite ?

34 posted on 09/06/2011 6:35:26 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: editor-surveyor
Hey Perry hater and phony Palin supporter !

Who are you really astroturfing here for ?

35 posted on 09/06/2011 6:37:17 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


36 posted on 09/06/2011 6:39:02 PM PDT by lonevoice (schizophrenic hostage taking hobbit terrorist)
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To: ncalburt

Imagine if any other “candidates” got called a whore like this bozo called Perry...there would major meltdown, wouldn’t there?


37 posted on 09/06/2011 6:39:46 PM PDT by magritte
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To: AAABEST
I honestly would much rather have had him skip tomorrow and gone to the one yesterday.

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.

38 posted on 09/06/2011 6:43:21 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: lonevoice
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.

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.

39 posted on 09/06/2011 6:49:35 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: AAABEST

Attaboy!


40 posted on 09/06/2011 6:53:22 PM PDT by itsahoot (--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if she doesn't run.--My vote is already bought, so move on)
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To: AAABEST

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.


41 posted on 09/06/2011 6:54:08 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: Venturer

How much fire was Rick putting out anyway?


Maybe he could get some of his friends at the Aga Khan Foundation to help put some of them out.


42 posted on 09/06/2011 6:55:03 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: ncalburt

You are very wise to see through this I have been watching it for weeks.They can hide now but not for long.


43 posted on 09/06/2011 6:56:09 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,get in their face” B.H. Soetoro Obama)
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To: isthisnickcool

Good in theory but what about running for a second term?


44 posted on 09/06/2011 6:56:19 PM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: Soul Seeker

Why not some of these same PerrySites were criticizing Palin for running away, back to AK?


45 posted on 09/06/2011 6:56:28 PM PDT by itsahoot (--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if she doesn't run.--My vote is already bought, so move on)
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To: AAABEST
I'm sure those who were slamming him for possibly skipping the debates will show up here for an "attaboy".....

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.

46 posted on 09/06/2011 6:56:40 PM PDT by Will88
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To: AAABEST

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.)


47 posted on 09/06/2011 6:56:43 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: AAABEST

No one at the fire will miss him, I am sure he was doing anything..


48 posted on 09/06/2011 7:00:14 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: AAABEST

He should stay in Texas. There’s plenty of time for these “debates” that aren’t worth a bucket of warm spit.


49 posted on 09/06/2011 7:02:27 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: PghBaldy
I>Good in theory but what about running for a second term?

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.

50 posted on 09/06/2011 7:02:47 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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