Skip to comments.I Guess Rick Perry Forgot About Needing [Begging] Sarah Palin to Save His Campaign in 2010
Posted on 06/03/2012 11:37:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Back in 2010, Governor Rick Perry was in trouble here in Texas. He was running for re-election and faced stiff competition from not only a Tea Party challenger [whose campaign would later implode after she was exposed as a 9/11 truther] but Washington insider Kay Baily Hutchison as well.
What did Perry do? He called in the closer, Sarah Palin:
Gov. Rick Perry will be joined by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at a rally in support of his re-election campaign on Sunday, Feb. 7 in the Houston area.
I look forward to standing with Sarah to promote our shared conservative values of limited government, low taxes and individual freedom, said Gov. Perry. Gov. Palin is a true conservative leader whose priorities and message resonate with Texans, and I am honored to have her in Texas supporting my campaign.
Gov. Palin will campaign with Gov. Perry to highlight the positive momentum Texas is experiencing through conservative leadership that has cut taxes, created jobs, strengthened education and secured our border.
Visit http://rickperry.org/sarah to sign up now!
On Super Bowl Sunday in Cypress, Texas [Houston] Sarah spoke to a packed house:
(VIDEO AT LINK)
Perry was overjoyed! And of course, he won re-election, thanks, in no small part, to Sarahs endorsement.
Old Slick Rick is singing a different tune today though. According to the Houston Chronicle hes not happy that outsiders are supporting Conservative star Ted Cruz over the Establishment candidate David Dewhurst.
It should be noted that Perrys runnin buddy, Dewhurst, has been endorsed by Mike Huckabee, also an outsider. Dewhurst has been bragging about the endorsement [No, seriously, he has] and Huckabee has cut TV commercials for him.
Perry: We dont need outsiders views on Senate race (Are you listening, Sarah Palin?)
Gov. Rick Perry is once again slamming out-of-state interest groups backing former solicitor general Ted Cruz in his runoff with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst this time tweaking Sarah Palin, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint and Rick Santorum by suggesting their states could learn a lot from Texas, but Texas doesnt need their advice on choosing its next U.S. senator.
Perry, standing staunchly behind Dewhurst, brushed off the question about whether his own tea party credibility may be damaged by his opposition to Cruz, who has been endorsed by national conservative and tea party groups and figures (including Palin, DeMint and Santorum) in the runoff for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.
Theres a whole lot of people who dont intimately and expertly know how Texas operates that have come in and endorsed in this race, and with all due respect I respect each one of those individuals, but they dont know anything about how Texas works, said Perry after a hurricane preparedness tour at the Austin airport. And if they did, they would be endorsing David Dewhurst.
Without naming Palin, DeMint or Santorum, Perry called them to mind by naming their states: I appreciate everybody paying attention to Texas as well they should, they could learn some things on how to run South Carolina and Pennsylvania and Alaska.
Come to Texas and learn how to do it right, but dont come down here and tell us who needs to be our next United States senator, thank you very much. Well decide that without your outside, Washington, D.C.-oriented help, Perry said.
Cruz spokesman James Bernsen said his candidate has overwhelming support among Texas grassroots conservatives, most of whom Dewhurst has not even bothered to meet with. And, he said, Cruz has exponentially more Texas donors than David Dewhurst, including more donors from the Houston area than Dewhurst has in the entire state of Texas.
UPDATE: Some people have written to note that Dewhurst is trumpeting his own out-of-state endorsement from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, so Perrys outrage may be a bit selective.
Perrys comments came the day after former ESPN football analyst Craig James (who came in a distant fourth in the U.S. Senate GOP primary) endorsed Dewhurst, earning a Congratulations to Lt. Gov. Dewhurst from Bernsen.
His comments also came as Cruz pressed Dewhurst to debate, saying hes accepted a proposal for a series of five debates to be hosted by the Grassroots Texans Network.
Dewhurst has repeatedly indicated his willingness to take Cruz up on a challenge for multiple debates before the July 31 runoff. His campaign said its looking at this invitation, which was signed by Ken Emanuelson.
Emanuelson, as highlighted on the anti-Dewhurst Dewbious site, was quoted in January as saying, David Dewhurst may be Texas grassroots enemy No. 1 right now.
Selective outrage indeed!
Look, theres no question that Rick Perry hasnt screwed Texas up too bad. Texas is a great state and we have policies in place that make the state business friendly. Perry has taken advantage of this, and has gone to liberal states like California and poached businesses in a big way. All of those newly minted Texans are keeping our state rolling, but its laughable that he thinks he could teach Sarah Palin anything about running a state!
For those who dont know the difference, Texas, like many southern states, has a relatively weak Governor. The Lt Governor has as much if not more actual power. On the other hand, when Alaskans wrote their states constitution, they wanted a strong executive. Someone they could look at and know the buck stops here. So, Alaskas Governor is a true CEO, one of the two most powerful state executives in the country. Sarah used her position to bring about sweeping ethics reforms well as massive fiscal reform.
When it looked like Sarah was going to run for president, our Whitney Pitcher compared the fiscal records of all of the Governors who were running. While Sarahs record was the best, Rick Perrys record on fiscal matters was downright horrific in comparison.
Sarah took office as Governor at the end of 2006. Her first budget was fiscal year 2008, written in 2007:
During the fiscal years for which Sarah Palin exercised budgetary authority as Governor of Alaska (FY08 through FY10)
Debt outstanding increased 12.7%, or 4.2% per year Per capita debt outstanding increased 7.4%, or 2.5% per year Total liabilities decreased 34.6%, or 11.5% per year Total liabilities per capita decreased 37.7%, or 12.6% per year
During the fiscal years for which Rick Perry exercised budgetary authority as Governor of Texas (FY02 through FY10)
Debt outstanding increased 184.2%, or 20.5% per year Per capita debt outstanding increased 140.4%, or 15.6% per year Total liabilities increased 60.6%, or 6.7% per year Total liabilities per capita increased 35.8%, or 4.0% per year
Outstanding debt grew a whopping 184.2% or 20.5% PER YEAR on Perrys watch! [as of FY2010]
Yeah, Im sure he can teach Sarah Palin a whole bunch of things.
Look, I know its all just politics, but youd think Perry would remember who helped him stay in office, and have a tad more respect. People across the nation are backing Ted Cruz because they want a real Reagan Conservative in Washington, not another Establishment hack.
Texans know David Dewhursts record, and understand the mediocrity he brought to Austin has no business in D.C. We need someone who will fight for Texas and fight for America. Someone who will defend Liberty and Freedom with his last breath. We need Ted Cruz.
This Texan is glad Conservatives across the nation are supporting Ted Cruz against the Republican Establishments machine!
I say Rick Perry is an opportunistic liberal with an “R” next to his name.
All one has to remember is that Denmocrat Lyndon Johnson was a senator from Texas ... dubbed "Lucky Lyndon" when a recount of ballots was ordered in his senatorial election ... a recount that didn't happen because the warehouse containing ballots somehow burned to the ground..
Rick was way ahead of Kay for the duration of the primary. She is not well liked due to her liberal leanings. Her reason for running was that she wanted to spend more time with her grandchildren. Not a compelling argument.
And Bill White (Dem)never got close.
I say I’d rather have a “truther”, which she didn’t say, by the way, because a “truther” can’t do anything about 911 anyway.
I also say Craig James quit ESPN to run for the senate rather than get fired. When WSU hired Mike Leach and the PAC 12 has an ESPN deal, James was screwed. hee hee
I know a demolition guy who torn down the building that housed “Box 13”. He gave one of the bricks to a democrat judge and he said you’d have thought he gave him a million bucks.
I have the same opinion of him.. haven’t budged since he was exposed more than a year ago... and the Perrywinkles attacking any and all other candidates, didn’t help (still hypocrites to this day) ... (some are still throwing insults).
He would Def. be better than the choice we have now though :/
What say you?
Perry being Perry. Nothing more nor nothing less. He’ll take advantage when it’s to his benefit and discard when it’s not.
What say I?
ALREADY POSTED AND DEBUNKED.
Here are the operative words Perry spoke from the article:
Theres a whole lot of people who dont intimately and expertly know how Texas operates that have come in and endorsed in this race, and with all due respect I respect each one of those individuals, but they dont know anything about how Texas works, said Perry ... And if they did, they would be endorsing David Dewhurst.
All true, and if you read what Governor Perry actually says, he respects each one of those individuals who are mistakenly endorsing Cruz, and he is correctly pointing out that these tea-party individuals would be endorsing the true conservative in the race, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, if they were familiar with the facts and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst.
Warehouse burned down.....Never remember hearing that....
So every major Tea Party politician is wrong and Gov. Perry is right? You’ll have a hard time selling that here.
dubbed “Lucky Lyndon”
Perhaps you mean “Landslide Lyndon” as he was dubbed after Johnson’s 87 vote victory in the Alice Box 13 with the help of George Parr the Duke of Duval.
Rick Perry never needed Palin’s help to win the Gov’s race against RINO Kay.
Boy, it seems that today about half the Articles on FR are total BS. What gives?
Have we been invaded by some kind of a disinformation campaign?
Dewhurst is endorsed by long-time corruptocrats such as Rick Perry and Huckabee.
Cruz is endorsed by the honorable Sarah Palin.
La Raza Rick jumped into the GOP primary August 13, 2011 knowing he was woefully inarticulate, unprincipled, and incapable of functioning outside the animal breeding pens of Texas. He went down like a dead-cat bounce off a tall building after his first public exposure.
If, as many suspect, he entered the race simply to spite Palin and prevent her from running, he deserves every ounce of national ridicule he gets for all eternity.
Good Texans could redeem themselves and their state by rejecting Rick Perry and all his fellow corruptocrats, forevermore.
It would appear that they were familiar enough to make him Lt. Gov in the first instance... what isn't clear to me is, what has changed in the interim that they no longer believe that?
I say...did he really think nobody would remember?
The more this guy opens his mouth, the more I wonder why he thought he belonged in a presidential race.
He saw Dubya accomplish it. Monkey see, monkey do.
You are correct or that is what the polls were showing as the primary approached. Perry was leading by double digit's.
Well at least Perry and Dewhurst are expert "operators".