Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: Rick Perry has partcipated in "Crony Capitalism"
Posted on 09/13/2011 4:56:17 AM PDT by SueRaeEdited on 09/13/2011 5:27:32 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Sarah Palin says she is not afraid to call out fellow Republicans when she thinks they have been "part of the problem." On Monday night, Palin accuses Republican candidate for President Rick Perry of engaging in "crony capitalism." Perry, as governor of Texas, mandated that young girls get a vaccination for the HPV virus in an executive order. Perry is criticized for this in part because of his connections to the drug manufacturer Merck.
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I’m not sure that Sarah is right on this one. How can motive be proven here?
That’s interesting because Palin endorsed Perry after the Gardasil kerfuffle.
The establishment trembles in fear. (and rage)
I’ve been saying it all along. Politics as we know it is over and the “conventional wisdom” no longer applies.
Sarah caught double-speaking? Say it ain’t so..... /s =.=
And thus pops the delusion that Palin will not run and endorse Perry instead.
Interesting back story from her on the national full court press Merck was engaged in to get this drug to state markets.
I hope RealClearPolitics linked to the complete transcript, because the contention that Palin asserted “Rick Perry has partcipated in Crony Capitalism” is a figment of imagination or result of careless listening/reading.
Were any laws broken? Does this differ from the behavior of any other candidate?
Even more interesting considering the fact that Palin was a paid TV spokesperson for the company (Spenard) that got the contract to build the ice-rink to nowhere in Wasilla when she was mayor and other contracts when she was governor.
Perry is a 1/2 Tea Party 1/2 insider. That is why the elitists are moving to Romeny. IF PALIN gets into the race, the insiders will support Perry as the compromise candidate of Romney the insider and Palin outsider purist.
Michele Bachman looked foolish and ugly last night and very unpresidential.
Her comments to Perry were way out of line.
She appears to be working with Mittens.
She gave him a BIG KISS and never attack him.
She is looking for a VP spot now.
Time for her to crawl back under her wasilla rock. She is destructive to the effort.
She as sat on the pot to long with no issue.
Since "Alaska's resources belong to Alaskans" why didn't you tax you and your husband's commercial fishing enterprise? Are the salmon of Alaska not "Alaska's resources?"
If you are such a fighter for justice, why did you quit when the going got tough in Alaska and do you think whatever reforms you implemented will have any staying power since you left after fulfilling only half your term?
Sarah if Perry is a crony capitalist, and you imply that Perry is for sale for as little as $5,000, why did you endorse him in the Republican Primary after he issued the EO?
Sarah why did you say there was "no way you would deport the 12-14 million illegals because it would be inhumane" and that you were for a path to citizenship in an interview with Univision in 2008 but just a couple years later you agreed with Bill O'Reilly that you would build a fence from Brownsville to San Diego and deport all 12 million?
Palin had only the illusion of virtue as her strong point.
Play the video. About 1:20 see describes what happens then states “That’s Crony Capitalism.”
She didn't, but Greta Van Susteren did. Palin's remarks are more focused on Perry's chief of staff. Palin: The Problem With This Country Is People Are Afraid to Call Members of Their Own Party Out on 'Crony Capitalism' - Van Susteren Transcript - Sept 12, 2011
Hmmmm never heard that one. I thought her cheerleaders around here call her “fully vetted”.
Guess they haven’t scrutinized the fact that SarahPAC only spends about 10% on actual campaign contributions to Conservative candidates.
Perry would agree with you! He as much as said selling out for a measly $5K would give selling out a bad name!
He said he’s raked in $30M and the last thing he needs is for all those million-$-plus donors to think they could have bought the same influence for a mere $5K!
Too much of the system in TX and DC operates this way, and Perry’s long been recognized as one of the biggest pay-to-play players. Gov. Goodhair is something of a Blago of the South.
She is not a good candidate.
Its kind of funny watching the Perrybots claim it didn’t happen but just in case it did, its OK.
Keep an eye on those TEF recipients.
Interesting that so many Perry supporters consistantly want to hinge Palin to endorsing Perry.....so they obvious see that Palin is indeed significant. However, Palin has not endorsed anyone for the Primary and those saying so are wishful thinking only.
Reluctantly, I have to agree. I’ve been on the Palin bandwagon for some time now. It is time for conservatives to unite behind Perry and for Palin to endorse him. After 30 years of politics, I’m sure we can find many things to nitpick Perry about. Palin had her chance, She chose not to run and take the slings and arrows of campaigning. The future is too serious not to coalesce early around a conservative candidate and push for absolute victory in 2012.
It is something that needs to be hauled into the light, and one of my minor worries about Perry, or indeed any politician, is how deep they are in the hip pockets of their big donors. We know all about that here, and it ain’t pretty.
While I wasn’t terribly impressed with Bachman in the debate (only just watched it now and, while passionate, she did not look like ideal President fodder to me) it is a valid charge and really needs to be discussed.
My biggest regret is that Palin didn’t join the debate, despite the invitation to do so. This sniping from the sidelines is not her style.
We were at the post debate party last night and Perry is FANTASTIC at retail politics!!! He had the crowd ROCKIN!! Mitt was STIFF.
If he has broken laws, he needs to be prosecuted. I hardly think this contribution makes him guilty of breaking a law. If this is the best his critics can come up with, it’s best to dig deeper and put the same scutiny on all the candidates.
Not cool Sarah.
I agree, Plain is talking about crony capitalism; and that she points to the HPV Exec Order as a bit of evidence. But I don't think a fair reading of Palin's remarks admits concluding that she is accusing Perry. "Something was up," yes, and Palin had pointed to Perry's chief of staff.
Well, someone? That someone, as Michele Bachmann pointed out, was Governor Perry's former chief of staff, who then went to work for a drug company who made the drug that would be required of the Texan government to mandate that, that our young daughters would have to be inoculated against potential disease from the company that his former chief of staff was lobbying for. That's crony capitalism.
I don’t think he did it for a measly $5K either, but the likely crony connection is fairly strong.
I take it you either didn’t listen to Palin’s Indianola speech or you somehow didn’t hear the message. Crony capitalism may be hard to prove in a lot of cases—winks and nods are seldom captured as evidence—but it surely what makes lots of campaign donations go round and keeps DC ever expanding their budgets and spending.
If you want to stop the deficit spending that is killing this country you have to get at the root of it, and that is crony capitalism from both the GOP and Democrat sides. Electing for president the governor currently most famous for crony capitalism (and that predates Palin making a mention about it) is a necessary start if we are going to save our country.
Clear indication that she will run....this break with Perry.
I hear that she has some kind of a contract clause with Fox that prevents her from announcing at this time.
Romney needs Bachmann in there to help him beat up on Perry. It's like a demolition derby. I'm not sure if these attacks will strengthen Perry for the run against Zero or weaken him.
If this $5,000 from Merck is the best example they can come up to use against Perry as being a "crony capitalist", then he's pretty squeaky clean.
I thought I heard the sound of
Perry... THE crony capitalist amnesty Governor.
You fool, its Medicaid vaccine program !
“...if this $5 or 6 thousand that Perry got from Merck is his best example of crony capitalism, he’s not very good at crony capitalism.”
Exactly. What I very much like about Perry is that he freely admitted he made a mistake in how he went about this. We don’t see that often among politicians.
This would be in STARK contrast to Romney who WILL NOT admit that he was wrong about his healthcare plan in Massachusetts.
Busted like a blister.
She endorsed Perry for Texas Governor as the better candidate. Wouldn’t read anything more into it than that.
Gov. Goodhair is something of a Blago of the South.
Since you have already committed yourself to flat out lies and libel, why don't you just go ahead and accuse him of pedophilia and murder too? Then go back to DU and yuck it up with your fellow travelers.
Perry is not pure, but that is no reason to make the AP and MSNBC look honest in comparison to your evaluations of him.
Earlier in the day we had been told that Romney and Bachmann were going to gang up on Perry regarding SS. That didn’t seem to materialize but it seems they ganged up on him on the Guardisil issue instead. It does look like Bachmann and Romney are a tag team.
I don’t think anything was overdone. For the first time the candidates debated the Gardasil issue with passion and let the lines be drawn. I found it refreshingly candid. Perry’s explanation last night fell short of his previous comments on the issue. HE fell down. Whoever prepared him for last night did an awful job right along with Perry...alas, that is just one issue and he appears contrite on it.
Best debate so far. Loved the TEA Party questions.
The answer is obvious to any honest person, that Gov. Perry did it to help fight cancer and hold down future medical costs (not make money, reward a company (Merck contributes $Millions to political groups yearly) - encourage girls to become sexually active or even suggest that they do). The best time to administer the HPV vaccine is when girls are young (they can contract this cancer from their husbands get oral cancer thank you Bill Clinton for your part in making America's youth think oral sex isn't sex).
About deaths from vaccines over 400 people die yearly in the U.S. alone from penicillin allergies. All medicine carries risks -- have you watched an Rx commercial disclaimer lately?
And it was opt out. The governors EO allowed easier payment due to insurance restrictions. And it was not opposed by Dr. David Stevens, CEO of the Christian Medical Association.
“Were any laws broken? Does this differ from the behavior of any other candidate?”
But Mom... everybody else was doing it”.
“Were any laws broken? Does this differ from the behavior of any other candidate?”
“But Mom... everybody else was doing it”.
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