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Perry Confronts Politico's Mike Allen Over Story: "You Got A Name?"
RealClearPolitics ^ | 01/02/2012 | RCP

Posted on 01/02/2012 11:28:12 AM PST by izzatzo

Rick Perry confronts Politico's Mike Allen in person over the publication's report that unnamed members of his senior staff are blaming the way the campaign was handled for what has resulted thus far. Transcript of the exchange below:

Mike Allen, Politico: "Governor, some of your staffers have told us that you ran this as a gubernatorial campaign for too long and you didn't look big enough, get big enough, fast enough. Do you take some responsibility?"

Gov. Rick Perry: "I don't know who you are talking to, so I can't respond unless you give me a name."

Allen: "These are members of your staff."

Perry: "You got a name?"

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: allen; politico; rickperry
Rick, I love it when you talk like that, much applause. Video at link.
1 posted on 01/02/2012 11:28:23 AM PST by izzatzo
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To: izzatzo

Has Mike Allen stopped beating his wife?


2 posted on 01/02/2012 11:30:09 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: izzatzo

Indeed. Tables need to be turned on these ‘Journ O Lists”


3 posted on 01/02/2012 11:30:38 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (MERRY CHRISTMAS to the ACLU)
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To: izzatzo; shield

This should put the media on alert that their usual tricks of innuendo and intimidation aren’t going to work with Perry. His response to this bozo was perfect.


4 posted on 01/02/2012 11:33:32 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: izzatzo
He did the same thing to Mike Wallace who also tried to use some vague "senior staffer" source.

I liked Perry before this episode and now I'm feeling even better about his ability to be a good POTUS.

5 posted on 01/02/2012 11:40:29 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: McLynnan

Perfectus maximus(LOL)—I hope he’s on the ticket in one slot or another, but I really don’t think he would play second fiddle.


6 posted on 01/02/2012 11:41:20 AM PST by izzatzo ( Anybody but Obamney or Huntsman.)
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To: izzatzo

How would Obama react to Perry if the Gov got in HIS face like that?

Wanna make some stuff up? Really?

You wanna go toe to toe?

I expect when Perry’s got his blood up, he’ll smile at you (like he did here) and cut you up (like he did here).

And come off as sticking up for himself and his staff.


7 posted on 01/02/2012 11:41:58 AM PST by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: izzatzo

Mike, some say you like to smear margarine on your bald head and then stick it in a bowling ball polisher. And then you go to work and shine. Any truth to that?


8 posted on 01/02/2012 11:42:47 AM PST by tumblindice (Live Free or Die in 2012)
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To: izzatzo

My kind of guy! Love it!


9 posted on 01/02/2012 11:42:53 AM PST by lahargis (Rick Perry is our jobs and energy candidate! Perry 2012!)
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To: oldbrowser

He’s a good man, real people; but, we’ll see, it’s not looking too good for him now.


10 posted on 01/02/2012 11:43:50 AM PST by izzatzo ( Anybody but Obamney or Huntsman.)
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To: McLynnan
Between Perry, Gingrich and Cain, the establishment media has been made to look like the fools and partisans that they are this year.

I can't wait for Lin Wood (Herman Cain's attorney) to file a lawsuit against NBC, CBS, ABC, George Stephanopolous, Brian Williams and the rest of the jornolisters who published nameless allegations without corroboration that torpedoed his campaign. Punitive damage in the billions, perhaps?

11 posted on 01/02/2012 11:43:58 AM PST by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: oldbrowser
I liked Perry before this episode and now I'm feeling even better about his ability to be a good POTUS.

He is the one to run the country. Texans love him as Governor and the rest of the country will love Perry as President.

It would be good to have someone in the White House who isn't ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.

RICK PERRY 2012

12 posted on 01/02/2012 11:44:21 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: izzatzo
Reminds me of the “old” Ann Coulter. There she is being interviewed along with Lanny Davis on any number of Cable News shows.

Lanny gives his “both Parties do it” response when something a Democrat has done comes up in the conversation. Ann Coulter looks at him and says, “Really?, give me a name”.

Lanny blubbers on and never comes up with a specific name of a Republican doing what the Democrat has done. I've seen it over and over again.

Obama uses the same Lanny Davis strategy and the Media lets him get away with it every time. You will never hear a specific clarifying followup question asked of the Emperor.

13 posted on 01/02/2012 11:50:17 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Chasaway

It would be “indefinite detention” time—but, I forgot, Hussein says he won’t do that. OTOH, the ‘rats set that precedent in Chicago when the SS arrested the woman who told Slick that he sucked, and her husband who had done/said nothing.


14 posted on 01/02/2012 11:52:38 AM PST by izzatzo ( Anybody but Obamney or Huntsman.)
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To: CarmichaelPatriot
I agreed with Cain on the vast majority of issues and was on the Cain-Train long before his May announcement that he was running for President.

What soured me on him most of all was his unwillingness to "punch back" when someone/the media attacked him and/or his issues. He was simply too nice. Whether 999 or immigration or "bimbo-eruptions," he smiled and meekly replied, as if he didn't want to make anyone mad or hurt anyone's feelings.

What I like most about Gingrich is his unwillingness to let leftists and media get away with that kind of c**p. I don't agree with him on issues, but I love that he stands up and defends himself and his positions.

I can say the same about Rick Perry. I don't like some of his positions, and I'm not sure I trust him completely, but I love that he's fighting back against the media slurs and innuendos. I wish all of the candidates would do that.

I'm completely undecided about which Republican candidate I will support....

15 posted on 01/02/2012 12:00:32 PM PST by Prov3456
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To: izzatzo

PERRY got the same question exactly from Chris Wallace.
PERRY came back at Chris, cooly, with the same question.

It was game over there, too. Perfect!


16 posted on 01/02/2012 12:03:03 PM PST by RitaOK (The higher you poll in Iowa, the more embarrassing it is for you.)
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To: izzatzo

GOOD on Perry.


17 posted on 01/02/2012 12:13:17 PM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: izzatzo

“He’s a good man, real people; but, we’ll see, it’s not looking too good for him now”

Not to worry, Huntsman said Iowa is for picking corn, New Hampshire is for picking presidents.


18 posted on 01/02/2012 12:14:19 PM PST by duckman (Herman 2012 was Zero's worst night mare.)
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To: izzatzo

Love that steely look in Perry’s eye as he’s facing that journalist down. You can visably see the journ start to shake.


19 posted on 01/02/2012 12:28:06 PM PST by McGavin999 ("If you'll have my back when I go to Washington, I'll have yours" Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Chasaway
How would Obama react to Perry if the Gov got in HIS face like that?

You mean like this?

This was Perry greeting Obama when the president flew to Austin for a fundraiser. Perry wanted to know why Obama had done nothing about border security and when Obama continued to ignore him, he took the occasion to personally hand Obama a list of grievances.

Check out his expression. Perry is not offering a friendly greeting.

20 posted on 01/02/2012 12:35:45 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: izzatzo

Soooooo frakin easy, as well as pathetic, to hide behind those “unnamed” sources huh, AllenIdiot? =.=


21 posted on 01/02/2012 12:45:49 PM PST by cranked
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To: OrangeHoof

Oh, just dayum!

I really, really, REALLY would like to see those guys on the same stage.

Since Perry’s recovered from his surgery and off the pain meds...he’s back on his game.

Obama’d be intimidated before he ever got on the stage. He does NOT want that to happen.

Any job gains he’s got to talk about would disappear without Perry and Texas. He couldn’t even bring it up without risking Perry saying, “...And without Texas you’d be down another million or so...”

Oh man...


22 posted on 01/02/2012 12:46:18 PM PST by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: McGavin999

Journos don’t like to be called, they like to control and set the agenda. It’s too bad there aren’t more GOP’ers, good ones or RINOs who won’t do like Perry did. I’ll swear, if I had the resources, I would investigate all these MSM’ers and publish the findings of their sordid backgrounds, their journo-political incestuousness, and other perversions so that the entire world would know of their polluted souls.


23 posted on 01/02/2012 12:46:35 PM PST by izzatzo ( Anybody but Obamney or Huntsman.)
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To: izzatzo
I love the in-your-face Rick Perry just as I loved “wanted dead or alive” Bush. Bush had that cowboy personality. Trying to temper it was a mistake.
24 posted on 01/02/2012 1:00:21 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks izzatzo.


25 posted on 01/02/2012 1:07:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: izzatzo

Sweet. They need to take it a step farther.

If you don’t give me a name I’m just going to have to assume you are lying and that there is no such person.

Oh, this offends you? Prove that I’m wrong.


26 posted on 01/02/2012 2:00:57 PM PST by DManA
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To: stars & stripes forever

I loved it. Would vote for Perry over anybody running if given the choice.


27 posted on 01/02/2012 2:30:02 PM PST by Patsygirl
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To: izzatzo; Cincinatus' Wife; jonrick46; deepbluesea; TexMom7; potlatch; SunkenCiv; wolfcreek; ...
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28 posted on 01/02/2012 3:24:24 PM PST 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: OrangeHoof

Perry would wax the floor with that gay-bob faggot!


29 posted on 01/02/2012 3:51:04 PM PST by Eaker (Nothing even remotely praising Romney should be posted because one should stick to the truth.)
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To: Patsygirl

Once again, Perry fights back. I’m liking him more and more, and could totally support his candidacy. I want him to get the nomination. think he’s the best of the current bumper crop running.


30 posted on 01/02/2012 4:00:14 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: izzatzo
The same goes for the often repeated, "citics say"

What critics? ...You and your sorry rag or so-called news organization?

31 posted on 01/03/2012 8:04:40 AM PST by TexasCajun
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