Skip to comments.Rick Perry Flying High in Iowa
Posted on 09/19/2011 9:00:05 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IowaGov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) blitzed through Iowa Friday with the swagger of a rock star, elevating his high-octane campaign with a series of stage-managed campaign events.
As the only sitting governor pursuing the GOP nomination for president, Perrys Texas-sized entourage and personality project an aura of authority that other candidates envy. His style, though, may risk alienating Iowans accustomed to lower key campaigning and more time for back-and-forth over issues.
For example, Perry traveled to campaign events throughout Iowa in a 22-seat Gulfstream IV jet owned by Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc., a subsidiary of the banking conglomerate. The plane has ferried Perry since at least Sept. 12, when it left Austin, Texas for Tampa., Fla., where Perry participated in the CNN-Tea Party Express debate. Perrys use of corporate jets, a perk most other candidates lack, allowed Perry to cram five public events into four days. But the propriety of jetting around the Hawkeye State for retail political events in a corporate jet could crimp Perrys populist touch among fickle, frugal Iowans
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we need to tax that corporate jet....
Obviously the whole state of Iowa has Palin Derangement Syndrome.
U supporters of tricky ricky need to get ur boy in line....he won’t win the nomination without the teaparty
Oh yeh...You need to take a bus to be more popular with hometown folks....like Obama and his little bus.
If you don’t understand why.....there’s more problems in Texas than I ever realized.
Oh, the horror..Everyone know cool people drink Diet Coke. /s
Are democrat campaign appearances ever “stage-managed”? Do we learn about the model of plan they fly?
Perrys use of corporate jets, a perk most other candidates lack
Those evil corporate jets again.
I am so sick of the finger wagging towards corporate jets. Sick of it. I see one and I see jobs.
Iowans demand to be personally genuflected to by the candidates yet they are going to squawk about someone actually trying to do it? Get out of here.
Perryola, is running as a teaparty favourite and in direct opposition to Washington.
It won’t be long before he is painted as the same. He is encouraging it.
That said....it matters not what the dems do this cycle, just what we do.
” Exactly. ...there’s a whole lot of people in TEXAS who were offended that the TEXAS economy is due to luck. “
What a take away line! And, more important, it’s a fact! How in the heck do these people think oil remains so big in Texas? Four Aces, my foot. By the Grace of God, hard sweaty even deadly work, big risk, low regs and no state income tax. Plenty of people went broke along the way, but they tried. Sheesh.
Then Ricky got into $$$Texa$ politic$-----and hi$ money worrie$ vani$hed.
So how many political/personal slush funds does Senor Ricky have? This is what we know to date----could be many many more.
<><> Texans for Rick Perry committee is a $102 million slush fund he uses at will. Some PAC mega-donors paid in $100,000 each in order to influence Perry's official actions. Gov Perry paid for posh family trips to the Bahamas, Amsterdam, Madrid out of campaign contributions from his Texans for Rick Perry committee.
<><> Perry's "Make Us Great Again PAC" raised millions to flood Iowa, and other early voting states, with ads promoting their boy.
<><> At the time he was saying he WAS NOT running for president last year, Ricky's Super-Pac raised $55 million for a presidential race---in $2500 max per person/ $5000 max per corporate PAC contributions. Perry organizers would not say what the Perry presidential groups has raised to date.
<><> Perry bragged at the Tea Party debate that he raised $33 million for reelection that year and that he was "offended" at the inference that he could be "bought" with Gardisil mfg Merck's $5000 campaign donation.
<><> The $295 million Texas Enterprise Fund doles out millions of tax dollars to Perry supporters who then kick-backed to his campaign coffers. TESF also gave $20 million to Countrywide Mtge---the crooks at the heart of the US financial meltdown---- Ricky said the $20 million was to (cough) "create jobs."
<><> Perry raised funds for the Republican Governors' Association, and, in turn, Perry's 2006 campaign received two $500,000 checks from the RGA that he did not disclose as election law requires.
<><> His wife Anita Perry's $60,000-a-year salary at the Austin "nonprofit" "Texas Association Against Sexual Assault" comes indirectly from Gov. Perry's political donors, state contractors and companies that do business with the state or have issues before the Legislature. Of 37 major donors during Anita Perry's tenure as fundraiser, ONLY three have NO ties to the governor or state business. Anita Perry is paid from the "nonprofit" money pool that includes political contributions. TAAS also receives grants from state agencies AND the governor's office. Donating to the TAASA seems to be another way Perry dreamed up for those with an interest in state government to influence Perry. State grants to the "non-profit" could be easily laundered especially w/ Mrs P at the helm.
<><> Perry also has a pot of "inaugural committee" monies (bet that comes in handy).
<><> And do on and so forth, ad infinitum, ad nauseaum.
LOL...Gulf Stream America...that made me laugh!.....lol
Nothing to be alarmed about.
It's just another post from the persistent group of "Other Candidate Supporters" who are willing to fully embrace socialist democrat class envy talking points to trash the competition. Perry is polling well. They're frustrated...they need our compassion and pity.
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc. provides equipment financing and leasing solutions in the United States and Canada. I fail to see the horror in his campaign leasing a jet from a MN based company that leases aircraft..What am I missing?
>>> No Rick you are trying to appeal to Mainstream America, not Gulfstream America... >>>
Gulfstream America? You sound like Obama.
Um, I hate to break it to you, but normally conservatives don’t resent others’ success. To my way of thinking, when you are governor of a state the size of Texas, driving around in a Prius is stupid and a corporate jet is probably the most cost efficient way to get around. I’ve no problem with it. No true conservative should.
It’s like he is oblivious to the current people....hmmmmmm seems there is another like that, hmmmmmm who could that be?....lol