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[Rick Perry] Introduction in 4 words: 'Hard work, faith, thrift'
Houston Chronicle ^ | August 13, 2011 | PATRICIA KILDAY HART, AUSTIN BUREAU

Posted on 08/14/2011 3:15:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

"Howdy."

In the very first word he uttered from the podium in South Carolina Saturday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry unsheathed one of the greatest assets he possesses in his quest for the presidency: an appealing life story that will allow him to connect with a broad swath of American voters.

The Aggie salute segued nicely into his national self-introduction, accomplished with sentimental recollections of a childhood spent helping his dad, a World War II veteran, grow "dry-land cotton and wheat" on a farm outside Paint Creek, a town so small it doesn't merit a ZIP code. He gave a shout-out to Troop 48, where he earned his Eagle Scout Award, and his mom, who sewed the clothes he packed for Texas A&M.

Why does this simple, hard-scrabble — but idyllic — childhood matter? "Hard work, faith and thrift." Ticking off the list of life values Perry carried with him from that West Texas farm, he invoked nostalgia with an implied promise that he could return the country to pre-Technicolor simplicity. "Thrift" - it's not a word we hear bandied around a lot these days.

Soon, legions of reporters will descend upon Paint Creek, but if they are looking for scandal - or even exaggeration - they will be disappointed. Perry's parents - Ray and Amelia - are the genuine article. She really did sew his boxers.

....Invoking the Reaganesque themes of job creation and optimism, Perry left little doubt which president he'd like most to resemble - though a fleeting Bushism escaped his lips when he reflected on the "sacrificial" Navy SEALS who died in Afghanistan last week.

Consider this concept: "All of us need to be reminded that the federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government."

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; conservatism; economy; jobs; perry2012
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Joe Biden says that’s only 3 words...


51 posted on 08/14/2011 6:07:11 AM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: GOPyouth
In 2007, when Texas governor Rick Perry issued
an executive order that all girls entering the 6th grade
would receive Gardasil, parents were furious.
Some argued that the vaccine would promote promiscuity.
The order was eventually overturned."


" Critics rip Perry's vaccine mandate
Governor rejects opponents' calls to reverse order
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry stood firm Monday against a political firestorm generated by his
order that sixth-grade girls be inoculated against a sexually transmitted virus linked to cervical cancer.
Social conservatives from Texas to Washington called on Perry to reverse his order making
Texas the first state to require the vaccine, saying the mandate makes sex seem permissible
and that parents should be the ones to decide whether to immunize their daughters.
And several Texas lawmakers expressed outrage at Perry for circumventing the legislative process. "


"RP65 - Relating to the immunization of young women
from the cancer-causing Human Papillomavirus.
Friday, February 02, 2007 o Executive Order
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS
Rules.The Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner
shall adopt rules that mandate the age appropriate vaccination
of all female children for HPV prior to admission to the sixth grade."


The definition of mandate is a command by a person,
group, or organization (the 'mandator') to another
(the 'mandatary') to act in a particular way, or here
to ingest, inject, imbed a poison or other substance
they do not want and for which informed consent was
never taken.

52 posted on 08/14/2011 6:07:20 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Diogenesis

I sense your frustration and your need to obfuscate. You’re going nowhere with the Gardasil thing, and lying while you do it. (When you deliberately mislead, it becomes a lie.)


53 posted on 08/14/2011 6:11:07 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Riffety, riffety riff raff.... You get a horse laugh.)
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To: jocon307; Founding Father

Howdy.....

True that isn’t a salute as you’d define as given in the military with the raised hand to the temple, but it is a ‘traditional greeting’ as used among Aggies.

*********
Howdy

Many incoming students at Texas A&M choose to attend the campus because they feel that the students are friendlier than those at other universities.[6] This perception is created partly by the Aggie tradition “Howdy”, the official greeting of Texas A&M University. Students are encouraged to greet everyone they pass on campus with a smile and a howdy.[5] Howdy is the preferred method for a speaker to get a large group’s attention, as the members of the group are expected to return the “Howdy” back to the speaker.[12]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditions_of_Texas_A%26M_University


54 posted on 08/14/2011 6:11:49 AM PDT by deport ( In Texas it's hotter than two goats fighting in a jalapeno patch.)
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To: deport

Then there’s “Howdy, dammit” variation.


55 posted on 08/14/2011 6:15:27 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Riffety, riffety riff raff.... You get a horse laugh.)
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To: presently no screen name
That sounds like one big happy family and you one happy Texan which is great! Now what about the question I asked?

I'm curious to know (prompted by your posting style) who you want to run against Obama.

56 posted on 08/14/2011 6:18:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Clara Lou

Which URL posted was a "lie", Clara Lou?
Or was the definition of MANDATE bothersome?
And please correct the record. Thanks.


And Perry and his BOTs know how to OBSTRUCT, don't they?

Jealous, misogynist RINO Governors Attempt to Silence Gov. Palin

"GOP Governors Pull the Plug On Palin's Press Conference
The Republican Governors Conference Press Guidelines promised
that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would “take approximately
20 minutes of questions” at today’s morning press conference.
Instead, this press conference, attended by 150 local and national media
and taped by 26 video cameras, disintegrated into a fiasco
when Texas Governor Rick Perry shut it down after
only five minutes and four questions.
"

"Eight other governors assembled on the stage, all men, seemed
visibly uncomfortable with the “Palin at center stage” format.

When Perry stepped in front of Palin at the podium to announce
it was over just as it was getting started, Palin looked irritated,
and the media shouted, “You’ve got to be kidding,”
“This is ridiculous,” "Come on,” and
“We were promised more questions.”


57 posted on 08/14/2011 6:18:58 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: tips up

As the LIBS say, “That’s just Joe.

I think he’s a mean b#s@ard.


58 posted on 08/14/2011 6:26:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So, the lefts first attack on Perry is that Texas has a $26 billion deficit under his watch. What’s up with that?


59 posted on 08/14/2011 6:27:05 AM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Diogenesis

Reading your posts (including this last one), I see that you are an angry, extreme personality. I will do my best to remember not to respond to your posts. I just despise misrepresentation of facts (AKA “lies”).

In response to your question, I already answered it. Try rereading my post.


60 posted on 08/14/2011 6:29:17 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Riffety, riffety riff raff.... You get a horse laugh.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Perry is pro-life and is NOT a lawyer.

I'm going to give him a hard look but so far, what I've seen looks pretty good. And the detractors haven't given me much pause--yet.
61 posted on 08/14/2011 6:35:29 AM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: Antoninus

I was showing the ad to my wife and she was stunned ! Asked me one simple question “How on the Earth, did we elect Obama in 2008” ! Rick Perry classic American Story !


62 posted on 08/14/2011 6:45:19 AM PDT by Ranjit
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To: Clara Lou

It seems that YOU are projecting again, Clara Lou.
It must bother you that you were exposed unable to
logically respond.

I said,
“Which URL posted was a “lie”, Clara Lou?
Or was the definition of MANDATE bothersome?
And please correct the record. Thanks.”

Clara Lou .................... [crickets]


63 posted on 08/14/2011 6:45:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Trteamer

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/07/12/3217429/texas-debt-growing-at-faster-rate.html


64 posted on 08/14/2011 6:58:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'm curious to know (prompted by your posting style) who you want to run against Obama.

Rick Perry isn't perfect. He could be much better on illegal immigration. But who do the anti-Perry people have who can actually beat Obama? Nor just run against Obama but beat him? And beating Bammy means raising big big big money. I only see two candidates who can raise that money, not just get votes in primaries. Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. People here can rave about their idiological favorites, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin, but none of them can raise the money needed to beat Bammy Boy

Rick Perry can beat Bammy Boy by 15 points and that is all I care about. Getting this semi-Kenyan horror out of the White House and Moochelle too.

65 posted on 08/14/2011 7:04:22 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT -- works better if you're already smart)
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To: Bassfire

No harm. Thanks.


66 posted on 08/14/2011 7:08:23 AM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Diogenesis

I agree. Gardasil is a very troubling word for Perry. Enough so to lose my vote. Mandating all 11 and 12 year old girls to be vaccinated with this drug was the epitome of big government telling people what to do. I just don’t understand the social conservative claims being made for Perry.


67 posted on 08/14/2011 7:12:04 AM PDT by Catholic Iowan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I have two 4 word sentences for Perry: “Don’t wear corduroy jackets” and “Please change your mind”......


68 posted on 08/14/2011 7:16:34 AM PDT by ALASKA (CHANGE'n it back !!!!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

His speech was great, he hit all the right points... I was particularly happy that he mentioned how exceptional America is. I have been a bit dismissive of him in the past, based on very shallow criteria... but I would now be very pleased to see him sworn in as President.


69 posted on 08/14/2011 7:33:23 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: bert

“Mountainizing ant hills when developing a total package distorts reality”

Well said. I will be voting for Perry if he is the nominee. As a Texan, there are ‘things’ about which I have disagreed with Perry. But they sure don’t reach the disaster level of the things about which I disagree with the O and his cult.


70 posted on 08/14/2011 7:35:04 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am not convinced that Perry is more conservative than Romney. Romney governed to the right in a leftwing State. Perry governs to the left in a rightwing State. You can’t control the political views of your constituents, but you can control your own.


71 posted on 08/14/2011 7:37:34 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Is that his real hair?
72 posted on 08/14/2011 7:39:55 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Clara Lou
Trouble connecting the dots, huh hon? Don't you worry your pretty little head about it.

:^O

73 posted on 08/14/2011 7:47:25 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Large coffee, light with one sugar... hold the pickle, darlin'...")
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To: org.whodat
You left out amnesty and career political, and friend of algore and etc, etc.

That doesn't matter - they are in 'he's better than Obama' mode. Standards have been lowered - which pleases the GOP elites.
74 posted on 08/14/2011 7:49:10 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: Gargantua
Well, I suppose Sarah Palin will be happy to have Perry chime in on what she's been saying all along.

That's what I've been saying - they all are imitating SARAH in one way or another. That's the plan and in some way they will all be rewarded for their efforts by the GOP and Soros. Only conservatives can see that - the others chop away at what is fed them. They learned nothing and the GOP keeps pulling the same crapola over and over and they remain clueless. And SARAH is very aware of what is going on. They sow deception, they will reap deception.
75 posted on 08/14/2011 8:00:31 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: presently no screen name

[He’s into sound bites - not substance.]

That’s what it sounds like to me.

“I was born in a log cabin. Man of the people. Faith and Family. I’m strong on Ameican values. Elect me.”

Those kinds of speeches get old pretty fast.


76 posted on 08/14/2011 8:09:11 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy
The president does not "create jobs" .... well unless you are talking about more government jobs. Capitalism in the private sector creates jobs. It is not necessary that we elect someone who has created jobs in his past work experience..... it's just important that we elect someone who knows how jobs are created and will set the nation on that path.

Obama has shown how efficiently a committed ideologue can sure as hell destroy jobs! The EPA has targeted Texas to shut down as much of our energy sector as they can by regulatory fiat.

Just by restraining the federal behemoth Obama has unleashed, a President Perry would "create jobs". Unleashing free market capitalism is what our next president needs to do, and what Perry has tried to facilitate in Texas.

77 posted on 08/14/2011 8:13:43 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wolf in sheep’s clothing.


78 posted on 08/14/2011 8:21:04 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: DaxtonBrown
Those kinds of speeches get old pretty fast.

Purely political. They only work when someone has made up their mind - and they think it's fantastic. "Did you hear - he's a family man and born in a log cabin - he's got my vote and he's better than Barry!" They lack substance as he does - so no one is looking for it.
79 posted on 08/14/2011 8:24:57 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: Katya
I was particularly happy that he mentioned how exceptional America is.

Is this the first time you heard that?
80 posted on 08/14/2011 8:31:20 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: GOPyouth
GOPyouth: "Gardasil-MANDATE That "mandate" where you didn't have to take the vaccine if you didn't want to."

THE REAL DEAL
"Critics rip Perry's vaccine mandate
Governor rejects opponents' calls to reverse order
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry stood firm Monday against a political firestorm generated by his
order that sixth-grade girls be inoculated against a sexually transmitted virus linked to cervical cancer.
Social conservatives from Texas to Washington called on Perry to reverse his order making
Texas the first state to require the vaccine, saying the mandate makes sex seem permissible
and that parents should be the ones to decide whether to immunize their daughters.
And several Texas lawmakers expressed outrage at Perry for circumventing the legislative process. "


GOPyouth: "Open-Borders-for-Illegals When has Perry EVER said that he's for open borders for illegals?"

THE REAL DEAL


GOPyouth: "Rove-created Poser So you're saying that Karl Rove was responsible for him getting elected to public office?"

THE REAL DEAL
GOPyouth: " Rove ran ONE campaign for Perry"

It Started in Texas: Karl Rove's Political Prosecutions
1. Rove was hired to run the campaign of Rick Perry, the current governor,
for the powerful Texas office of Commissioner of Agriculture, then held by
Democrat Jim Hightower.


QED.

81 posted on 08/14/2011 8:34:35 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: presently no screen name

I’m trying to figure out if you’re being facetious.
The first time I’ve heard it from whom? Perry? I really haven’t followed the man... so yes. Given Obama’s downplay of America’s reputation, I was pleased that he mentioned it in his announcement speech.


82 posted on 08/14/2011 8:35:10 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: Katya

My mistake, I meant to add ‘from anybody’.


83 posted on 08/14/2011 8:45:58 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Hello. My name is Rick Perry and I supported Al Gore.”


84 posted on 08/14/2011 8:51:09 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

The government does not create jobs. But it puts the rules in place to allow for private business to create jobs.

Perry is business friendly and has proven it.


85 posted on 08/14/2011 9:35:06 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin 2012 - Nothing but Net)
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To: presently no screen name

Perry has some positives but he’s got some splainin to do about immigration to make me happy. I don’t want to have to go through another amnesty fight. I was also not wild about the fact that Perry didn’t push to support that anti TSA bill that was recently in front of the Texas legislature. If he had pushed that bill it would have gone a long way toward winning me over.


86 posted on 08/14/2011 10:25:11 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: sushiman

OH NOEZ, DA BILDABURGS, DA ILLUMINATIZ!!!!

OH NOEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


87 posted on 08/14/2011 10:53:45 AM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: Brilliant
...... Perry governs to the left in a rightwing State. ...

I've been holding back but someone has to say it. You need a new FReeper screen name.

88 posted on 08/14/2011 11:06:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Clara Lou

Michael D. Shear/The New York TimesGov. Rick Perry of Texas debuted his new campaign bus in Des Moines Sunday
in advance of his Iowa bus tour that will begin Monday. Mr. Perry will appear at an event in Waterloo,
Iowa tonight along with Representative Michele Bachmann, fresh off her Iowa straw poll victory.
89 posted on 08/14/2011 11:16:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Gargantua

LOL!!

Look what’s talking!


90 posted on 08/14/2011 11:55:47 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Riffety, riffety riff raff.... You get a horse laugh.)
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To: native texan; deport

I really did not know of the protocol of “howdy” at Texas A & M.

I really don’t know anything about the various intricacies of colleges and their traditions and rivalries in Texas, but I will say it seems to rival the complexity of Burke’s Peerage to a yankee like myself.

Fwiw, I thought Perry came across as great in his speech. Very authentic and down to earth.

And he did seem, more than anybody else I’ve seen, even Bachmann, to have the old “fire in the belly”. He seemed to really want to run for president and to win and to be president.

Of course, he came across as though he is always that way about everything. I imagine if he was your dad and he said “Kids, let’s go get ice cream” you know you’d be getting some ice cream, probably 3 scoops!

That might play very well against Obama’s “on the one hand, on the other hand” BS.

However, I know Obama buys his girls ice cream often and is concerned about illegal immigrants and their ability to go get ice cream, and in terms of all that I imagine he and Perry are equally matched.


91 posted on 08/14/2011 12:07:48 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s written $24 billion in debt. In a conservative State like Texas, you should be able to balance the budget. To a large extent, the reason is that he’s been so lax on immigration.


92 posted on 08/14/2011 1:24:37 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: jocon307

I think before people start spouting off about “Perry this...and Perry that”, they need to get their facts confirmed and ducks in a row; there’s a lot of BS out there about him and the Texas economy. We are doing just fine.


93 posted on 08/21/2011 11:12:35 AM PDT by native texan (Hard work, faith, thrift and one more word..."honesty")
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