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The legend of Al Gore and Rick Perry
politifact.com ^ | 9.07.2011 | W. Gardner Selby

Posted on 09/07/2011 12:43:45 PM PDT by wolfcreek

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Thought provolking!
1 posted on 09/07/2011 12:43:51 PM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: wolfcreek

I found a similar article from a long-time columnist for the Houston Chronicle. This kind of diminishes one of the Perry-bashers key talking points...


2 posted on 09/07/2011 12:46:37 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: shield

Perry Ping!


3 posted on 09/07/2011 12:47:43 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: CA Conservative

>>This kind of diminishes one of the Perry-bashers key talking points...<<

They invent them as they go — the talking points are infinite. I am waiting for “borrow Chico’s soap — never return.”


4 posted on 09/07/2011 12:49:33 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (California: Making Texas more Conservative one voter at a time)
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To: CA Conservative

Why, yes it does.

Sometimes it’s just as well to let those rumors fly.


5 posted on 09/07/2011 12:49:45 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek
So opinion blogs are now news, did not know that.
6 posted on 09/07/2011 12:50:18 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: wolfcreek

I don’t think Algore was nearly as nutty as he is now when he was a US Senator from Tennessee. I don’t think he would have lasted very long in that normal state.


7 posted on 09/07/2011 12:50:20 PM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: CA Conservative
Here is the article I mentioned:

Rick Perry was Never Al Gores Texas 1988 Chariman

8 posted on 09/07/2011 12:52:24 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: wolfcreek

Funny, the face book as been scrub, here is prior :http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rick-Perry/106153772748276?sk=info


9 posted on 09/07/2011 12:57:20 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: wolfcreek

The legend has been aired routinely for more than 13 years, originally by a Democratic opponent of Perry’s, and in news reports—all but unchallenged by Perry. Even we at PolitiFact Texas repeated the story as fact.”

Geez, I’ve seen people give eye-witness testimony to it on this board 1,000 times. Odd.


10 posted on 09/07/2011 12:58:14 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: wolfcreek

Even if its true, I could care less. The man has a 20 year record in government since then to run on. Pulling up things from 1988 is silly when you have 10+ years as governor of one of the largest states to analyze as a record.


11 posted on 09/07/2011 1:05:43 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: wolfcreek
Rick Perry: Al Gore has 'gone to hell' ... 12/17/2009
12 posted on 09/07/2011 1:06:31 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: org.whodat

You do know that’s one of probably dozens of *unofficial * FB page for Perry, right?


13 posted on 09/07/2011 1:06:45 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: jessduntno

The bottom line is that Perry endorsed Al Gore against Reagan.


14 posted on 09/07/2011 1:09:44 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: wolfcreek

Yes, you are busy trying to scrub them all and old news papers stories also.


15 posted on 09/07/2011 1:10:58 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: wolfcreek
I would be thrilled to be able to read categorically Perry was or was not. I am more bothered by the fact that not even Perry seems to ‘remember’ if he was or if he was NOT.

See I remember the 1980’s and even these so called ‘southern conservatives’ were opposed to Reagan's stand against the continued spread of soviet style communism... This post does NOT spring forth clean clear water... it only raises more questions.

16 posted on 09/07/2011 1:12:20 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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Fascinating. He was even less involved than anyone suspected.

That won't stop the anti-Perry types from spreading the Al Gore "campaign chair" claim.

17 posted on 09/07/2011 1:12:24 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: wolfcreek
Mr. Perry WAS an adult when he endorsed the Prophit Algore, was he not? So, his actions cannot be explained away as some kind of "younthful indiscretion", can they?

What, then, does he have to say for himself? Has he provided a valid explanation?

[By the way, I would consider: "I was really drunk/stoned at the time" to be a better explanation than: "I honestly thought that Al Gore would make a better president than George W. Bush". After all, a person can quit using intoxicants, but as another famous Texan, Ron White, says: oes: You can't fix stupid.]

18 posted on 09/07/2011 1:12:59 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

19 posted on 09/07/2011 1:13:11 PM PDT 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: newzjunkey
Fascinating. He was even less involved than anyone suspected. That won't stop the anti-Perry types from spreading the Al Gore "campaign chair" claim.

Gee, the 'story' reads that NOT even Perry is sure what he did or did NOT do...

20 posted on 09/07/2011 1:13:46 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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