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  • Gov Perry will not seek re-election

    07/08/2013 11:17:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 126 replies
    Gov Perry will not seek re-election.
  • (Gov Rick) Perry renews his call for Romney tax docs

    07/18/2012 6:43:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 52 replies
    Political Ticker ^ | 17 Jul 12 | Gregory Wallace
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday reaffirmed his position that candidates should be forthcoming with their tax documentation, finding himself again at odds with Mitt Romney, his party's presumptive presidential nominee. Perry first called on Romney to release his tax returns when running for the GOP presidential nomination, and in late January, Romney released his records for 2010 and an estimate of his liability for tax year 2011. He has since said that he does not intend to release additional years, as Democrats - and an increasing number in his own party - have called for. Perry addressed...
  • Boy vaccinated with Girls version of Gardasil...total pancreatic failure. Questions...

    05/01/2012 8:54:06 PM PDT · by Mama Shawna · 65 replies
    RARELY post anything...this is a total vanity, but, I would like some input. We have a customer who has a 14 year old son that got the WRONG Gardasil shot last fall. The clinic where he got the shot notified them 3 months after the fact that he got the FEMALE version, instead of the MALE version, along with 15 other boys (they wanted his parents to bring him back in for the male version...and they refused, I think, luckily). Just in the last month, this kid has had total pancreatic failure, and now must take insulin shots, and monitor...
  • Perry endorses Romney after Gingrich signals an exit

    04/25/2012 7:20:59 PM PDT · by VinL · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sink
    Texas governor Rick Perry announced Wednesday night that he would endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid, hours the campaign of Newt Gingrich — Perry's previous choice — announced that the former Speaker would be ending his bid for the White House. "Mitt Romney has earned the Republican Presidential nomination through hard-work, a strong organization, and disciplined message of restoring America after nearly four years of failed job-killing policies from President Obama and his administration," said Gov. Perry in a statement released by his campaign. "So today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in endorsing Mitt Romney for President...
  • Rick Perry to Make 1st Appearance With Newt Gingrich at Arizona Debate

    02/17/2012 3:31:47 PM PST · by Red Steel · 100 replies
    abc ^ | Feb 17, 2012 5:37pm
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will appear with Newt Gingrich for the first time at the CNN debate in Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 22, a spokesperson for Perry confirmed to ABC News. Perry will appear in the spin room with Gingrich after the debate. There are no other events planned, at this time. Perry endorsed Gingrich when he dropped out of the race on Jan. 19 but has yet to appear publicly with him.
  • Perry to End Bid for Presidency

    01/19/2012 7:15:04 AM PST · by FryingPan101 · 87 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | 01/19/2012 | By JEFF ZELENY
    Perry to End Bid for Presidency By JEFF ZELENY 9:51 a.m. | Updated CHARLESTON, S.C. — Gov. Rick Perry of Texas will end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday and endorse Newt Gingrich, two campaign officials confirmed, a decision that could influence the South Carolina primary on Saturday
  • Poll shows Perry losing Texas, in third place

    01/17/2012 10:13:34 AM PST · by PAConservative1 · 176 replies
    NewsOK ^ | January 17, 2012 | David Freddoso
    From Public Policy Polling, this is really bad news for Rick Perry -- although at this point it cannot be unexpected: Rick Perry's Presidential campaign is doing about as bad in Texas now as it is everywhere else in the country. When PPP last polled the state in September he was at 49%, leading Mitt Romney by 39 points. Now Perry's support has declined by 31 points, leaving him in 3rd place at 18%. Mitt Romney at 24% and Newt Gingrich at 23% lead the way with Rick Santorum at 15%, Ron Paul at 12%, and Buddy Roemer at 0%...
  • In or Out? Perry Counts on Strong S.C. Vote to Stay in Race [Santorum: I can win if they drop out]

    01/15/2012 12:05:27 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal - Washington Wire ^ | January 15, 2012 | Danny Yadron and Brody Mullins
    ...“We’ll make that decision on Saturday,” [Perry] said on ABC’s This Week. “It’s our intention to win SouthCarolina and go forward from there. But to try to plan out your campaign months in advance, I think is a little bit of a stretch.” The governor, who trailed in the Iowa caucuses and in the NewHampshire primary, said Sunday that his service in the AirForce will play well with the Palmetto State’s large veterans population. He has also tried to gain votes by attacking front-runner MittRomney as a “vulture” capitalist, a phrase that conservative commentators say sounds like an attack on...
  • Divided Tea Party Might End Up Helping Mitt Romney

    01/05/2012 3:54:51 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/5/2012 | Sean Higgins
    New Hampshire has long had a reputation as the most conservative state in the Northeast. Its license plates even say, "Live Free or Die." The Tea Party ought to be a force here. Just days before the state's primary, New Hampshirites may help Mitt Romney consolidate his position as the Republican front-runner. Not because they support him, but because they cannot unite behind another candidate.
  • A Case For Rick Perry or Mitt Romney

    01/04/2012 5:22:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 4, 2012 | Jeff Carter
    Many point to the fact that different Republican candidates have captured our fancy over the past few months as a sign of weakness. In fact, it’s a sign of strength. Everyone is calling the field weak. Maybe it’s that there are a lot of facets to being President and actually we know that each and everyone of the candidates on the dais are better than the current occupant of the oval office. Republicans just want to let them macerate and pick the best one. The field may be stronger than the congnescenti think. I haven’t picked a horse to back,...
  • Rick Perry to "reassess" campaign

    01/03/2012 10:02:42 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 147 replies · 1+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | Tuesday January 3, 2012
    After a disappointing fifth-place finish in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry said he is going home to Texas to assess "whether there is a path forward for myself in this race." "With the voters' decision tonight in Iowa, I've decided to return to Texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race," Perry told supporters at the end of the night. The candidate, once considered a frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination, earned just 10 percent on Tuesday's contest with more
  • Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"

    01/03/2012 9:16:25 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 103 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius
    In a campaign speech late Tuesday night, Governor Rick Perry stated that he is "returning to Texas" to reassess whether he is going to continue running for President. The speech contained several emotional moments, in particular two moments. The first was when he read a letter from an adoring supporter who called him a "great man." The letter described a conversation that Mr. Perry had had with a soldier and how his supporter looked on in awe as he watched Governor Perry call the veteran his "Christian brother." The second was when Perry announced that he would be returning to...
  • Iowa finish could knock Perry out of SC debate

    01/03/2012 7:39:50 PM PST · by Rational Thought · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/03/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, appears doomed to a fifth-place finish in Iowa. Unless he drops out, that would make South Carolina his last stand against Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney. The problem is that he might not receive an invitation to an upcoming South Carolina debate (given the debate criteria). Candidates can qualify to participate in the CNN/Southern Republican Leadership Conference debate January 19th (two days before the South Carolina primary) in one of four ways. First and second, they can place in the top four in either Iowa or New Hampshire. Third and fourth, they can qualify by averaging seven...
  • Rick Perry campaign plays blame game

    12/31/2011 9:34:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies · 1+ views
    politico.com ^ | December 31, 2011 | MARTIN and HABERMAN
    With a revamped message and a significant TV presence here, Rick Perry is hoping to revive his disappointing presidential campaign with a surprise finish Tuesday. But even as they hold out hope that Perry can find a way back into contention, some of his advisers have begun laying the groundwork to explain how the Texas governor bombed so dramatically in a race that he seemed to control for a brief period upon his entry in August. Their explanations for the nosedive come against the backdrop of a campaign riven by an intense, behind-the-scenes power struggle that took place largely between...
  • In final Iowa push, Perry aims to set himself apart as ultimate outsider

    12/29/2011 9:44:46 AM PST · by altura · 62 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 29, 2011 | Todd J. Gilman
    RelatedCRESTON, Iowa — Rick Perry began his final push in the Iowa Republican caucuses Tuesday by sharpening his claim to be the sort of leader the country badly needs, and which his rivals decidedly are not. “You need to ask yourself: If we replace the Democrat insider with a Republican insider, is that going to change Washington, D.C.? No, it’s not,” he told 150 or so Iowans crammed into a coffee shop a week ahead of caucuses likely to winnow the presidential field. “I will go to Washington to be an anti-establishment outsider.” At one stop after another, he jabbed...
  • BREAKING: Perry disqualified from Va. primary ballot

    12/23/2011 3:44:52 PM PST · by TBBT · 386 replies · 33+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/23/2011 | Anita Kumar
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the Virginia primary ballot, state GOP officials said Friday evening. Perry’s campaign told state election officials it had submitted 11,911 signatures, but a Virginia Republican familiar with the situation said that the Texas governor did not submit the required 10,000. Earlier Friday, the Republican Party of Virginia certified former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) to appear in the March ballot. Four candidates — Romney, Perry, Paul and former House speaker Newt Gingrich — turned in thousands of signatures by the deadline. State...
  • Gov. Rick Perry on the Death of Kim Jong Il

    12/22/2011 6:27:25 PM PST · by shield · 19 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 19th December 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the death of Kim Jong Il: “The death of vicious dictator Kim Jong Il provides some cause for hope but does not automatically end the reign of inhumane tyranny he and his father constructed. Twenty-three million people still live under North Korea’s isolationist, inhumane and tyrannical policies. North Korea remains a nuclear power, and there is a great threat that those weapons might fall into the wrong hands if civil war breaks out. “At the same time, Kim Jong Il’s death is an opportunity to reunify the peninsula if...
  • Rick Perry Says Human Rights for Gays ‘Not in America’s Interests’

    12/06/2011 1:41:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 123 replies
    ABC ^ | December 6, 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said today that using foreign aid to combat human rights abuses against homosexuals in foreign countries is “not in America’s interests” and attacked President Obama’s decision to require U.S. agencies operating abroad to promote equal rights for gays as part of the administration’s “war on traditional American values.” “Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights. This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop,” Perry said in the statement. “Promoting special rights for...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Endorses Governor Rick Perry for President

    11/29/2011 6:36:50 AM PST · by shield · 111 replies
    American Freedom ^ | 29th November 2011 | Press Release
    AMHERST, N.H. - Texas Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a steadfast advocate for border security and national leader in combating on illegal immigration, citing Gov. Perry's unmatched efforts to bolster border security in Texas in light of a federal government that for too long has abdicated this basic responsibility to the states. Sheriff Arpaio made his announcement at Joey's Diner in Amherst, New Hampshire. "The federal government has failed on border crime and border enforcement, and no candidate for president has done more to secure the border than Governor Rick Perry. I have been...
  • Rick Perry gets U.S. voting age wrong in New Hampshire

    11/29/2011 12:46:49 PM PST · by perfect_rovian_storm · 73 replies · 2+ views
    WaPo ^ | 11/29/11 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    At a town hall meeting at the Institute of Politics at New Hampshire’s Saint Anselm’s College Tuesday, Rick Perry asked that all of the college students in the crowd who will be 21 by Nov. 12 support his bid for the presidency. Say what? The voting age in the United States is, of course, 18. And the 2012 election will be held on Nov. 6, 2012. (The New Hampshire Republican primary, which brought Perry to the state, will take place on Jan. 10). “Those who are going to be over 21 on November 12th, I ask for your support,” Perry...
  • Get ready for a Perry comeback

    11/28/2011 5:31:01 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 195 replies
    Rightly Concerned ^ | 11-28-2011 | Bryan Fischer
    November 28, 2011 Get ready for a Perry comeback By Bryan Fischer Newt is the current flavor of the month in the GOP race for the presidential nomination, and grabbed a coup in New Hampshire with the endorsement of the Union-Leader. However, Newt has enough baggage with enough rocks in it to drag him below surface again. His amnesty stance on immigration puts him to the left of Perry on that issue, and we now know he took $1.8 million from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac right when they were dragging the housing industry to the bottom of the sea....
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Endorse Rick Perry Next Week

    11/27/2011 4:44:00 AM PST · by NoRedTape · 196 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 26, 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    "Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., who calls himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” will endorse Texas Gov. Rick Perry next week, a source with knowledge of the endorsement told ABC News.".......
  • Perry Takes Aim at Congress, Courts (more details on today's speech)

    11/15/2011 6:53:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | November 15, 2011 | Jay Root
    BETTENDORF, Iowa — Gov. Rick Perry is proposing to bring a little Texas to Washington — with a “part-time citizen Congress” that doesn’t meet so often, and whose members earn only half of what they make now. The Republican presidential hopeful will also call for an end to lifetime appointments for federal judges, including members of the U.S. Supreme Court. And, as he proposed in his famous debate-night flub last week, Perry will vow to shut down three agencies of government. This time he will remember all three: the U.S. Departments of Education, Commerce and Energy. “Washington doesn’t need a...
  • Why Perry's Campaign Is Not Quite Dead Yet

    11/10/2011 7:15:11 PM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 111 replies · 1+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 11.10.11 | Kevin McCullough
    The five reasons I asserted that Governor Perry would have the best shot at beating Obama were simple ones: He decisively created more jobs than Obama. He greatly respects and tries to encourage small businesses. He has a clear understanding of federalism and what states shouldn't be forced into. He has solid core convictions that replicate most of America. And he could unite the core conservative Democrats, Republicans and Independents across the nation on economic, social and defense policy. All five of those reasons remain -- even now -- solidly relevant and valid. However, he's certainly nowhere near where I...
  • Herman Cain Leading the GOP 2012 Field in Florida [Newt and Cain rise, Perry falls]

    10/13/2011 8:45:10 AM PDT · by perfect_rovian_storm · 40 replies
    sunshinestatenews.com ^ | 10/13/2011 | Kevin Derby
    A poll unveiled by the American Research Group (ARG) on Thursday found that businessman Herman Cain, who won the Presidency 5 straw poll last month in Orlando, now led the pack of Republican presidential candidates in Florida. Cain topped the poll with 34 percent followed by former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, who placed second in the 2008 Florida presidential primary, with 28 percent. Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich placed third with 11 percent. The rest of the field lagged behind in single digits. Despite finishing second in the Presidency 5 straw poll, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas took...
  • Obama Crushes Perry In New Poll

    10/12/2011 3:35:02 PM PDT · by perfect_rovian_storm · 249 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 10/12/11 | Zeke Miller
    A new Rasmussen poll is pouring salt on Texas Gov. Rick Perry's wounds. The struggling one-time front-runner is now trailing President Barack Obama in a head-to-head matchup 49 percent to 35 percent. Obama was leading Perry six or fewer points in two recent Rasmussen polls — and Perry narrowly polled ahead of Obama in early September. Perry would fare worse than businessman Herman Cain, who in a poll last week trailed Obama 42 percent to 39 percent. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney polls even with Obama — the best of the Republican presidential candidates.
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • Rick Perry Lied About Cancer Victim (based on: The Timeline on the HPV Vaccine)

    09/22/2011 9:27:22 PM PDT · by dangus · 133 replies
    based on National Review online. ^ | 9-23-11 | Dangus based on Katrina Trinko
    The Fox commentators noted that Rick Perry's best moment was his anecdote about a cancer survivor whose "lobby[ing]" convinced him to mandate Gardasil. It appeared to be his one good moment in an otherwise dreadfully bad debate performance. Unfortunately, as National Review Online contributor Katrina Trinko exposes, it was all a fib: When Michele Bachmann lobbed the crony capitalism charge at Rick Perry, he said that the lobbyist who had impacted him was 31-year-old Heather Burcham. “I got lobbied on this issue,” Perry said. “I got lobbied by a 31 year old young lady who had stage 4 cervical cancer....
  • Hey Professors, Pay Up [$10,000 for medical records proving the Bachmann HPV anecdote is true]

    09/22/2011 10:13:51 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/20/11 | Randall Hoven
    As you might know, Michele Bachmann claimed that a woman came up to her, crying, saying that her child suffered mental retardation after being vaccinated for HPV. A couple of professors question her claim. The story is reported by Chris Moody. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's story about a woman who claimed that her daughter suffered 'mental retardation' after receiving a vaccine against HPV could fetch the woman's family thousands of dollars. But the family can only collect if Bachmann or the unnamed woman can prove the story is true. Two bioethics professors have offered to pay more than $10,000 for...
  • Rick Perry's Solyndra: "Venture Socialism" - The Texas Way!

    09/22/2011 10:20:57 AM PDT · by RobaWho · 141 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept 22, 2011 | Brian T. Carter
    "Venture Socialism" Perry Style! In Texas, bio-tech firm Convergen LifeSciences looks a lot like Governor Rick Perry's Solyndra. Governor Perry manages the Emerging Technology Fund (ETF), providing financial support to companies developing new technology in the hope of creating high-tech jobs. First created in 2005, ETF is made up of regional panels that screen proposals for a statewide advisory panel (all appointed by Perry). ETF dispersed $342 million through August 2010....Read more to understand the full stench of this Crony Capitalism love story.
  • FIRST-PERSON: Rick Perry is no George W. Bush

    09/20/2011 11:11:46 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 159 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 9-14-2011 | Richard Land
    FIRST-PERSON: Rick Perry is no George W. Bush By Richard Land Sep 14, 2011 Richard Land NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- Many people assume Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a carbon copy of George W. Bush. Well, he isn't. Those who either love or despise former President Bush need to understand that Perry should be neither accepted nor rejected based on their opinion of Bush. Indeed, as the nation heads with full force into the 2012 election cycle, many of Perry's opponents in and out of the news media will try to tear down the Texas governor as "Bush, continued."...
  • Santorum: Perry 'ignores reality'[“I’ve forgotten more -- than Rick Perry knows about Israel]

    09/20/2011 11:46:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | September 20, 2011 | DAN HIRSCHHORN
    Rick Santorum lambasted Rick Perry as a lightweight on Israel policy Tuesday, dismissing Perry’s speech in New York as boilerplate rhetoric crafted by political handlers. “I’ve forgotten more about Israel than Rick Perry knows about Israel,” Santorum said during a conversation with POLITICO on Tuesday, while Perry was addressing a rally of people opposed to the Palestinian statehood vote in New York. “There he is, reading a speech, that I’m sure he didn’t write, and has never taken a position on any of this stuff before, and [the media is] taking this guy seriously.” ....He even hit Fox News, his...
  • More Texans disapprove of Rick Perry than approve, poll finds

    09/20/2011 2:17:55 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 107 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 20, 2011 | staff
    More Texans disapprove of Rick Perry’s performance as governor than approve of his work for them, a new poll finds. Forty-five percent of Texas voters have a positive view of Perry’s job performance while 48 percent disapprove, according to the latest poll of Texas voters released by Public Policy Polling today: . The good news for Perry: The Republican presidential contender has finally moved ahead of President Obama in the Lone Star State, 51 percent to 44 percent, after trailing the Democratic incumbent a month ago.
  • Daniels echoes Perry criticism of Social Security as 'Ponzi scheme'

    09/20/2011 2:36:22 PM PDT · by Qbert · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/11 | Justin Sink
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels defended his description of Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme" Tuesday, wading into a debate about the popular entitlement program that has enveloped the Republican primary. Daniels describes the program as such in his yet-to-be-released book, Keeping the Republic, echoing a critique that Texas Gov. Rick Perry made in his own book last year. Leading Perry challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has seized on the "Ponzi scheme" comments , arguing that Perry needlessly "scared seniors" by describing the program in that way.  But Daniels sought to downplay the significance of the descriptor Tuesday morning...
  • GOP candidates Perry and Romney assail Obama on Israel

    09/20/2011 3:12:15 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 1 replies
    washington times ^ | 9/20/2011 | By Beth Fouhy and Kasie Hunt/AP
    Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Mitt Romney waded into a tense foreign policy dispute Tuesday by criticizing the Palestinian Authority’s effort to seek a formal recognition of statehood by the U.N. General Assembly. The Republican rivals also used the jockeying at the U.N. to assail President Barack Obama’s policy toward Israel. Perry, the Texas governor and Republican front-runner, is pledging in a speech in New York strong support for Israel and criticizing Obama for demanding concessions from the Jewish state that Perry says emboldened the Palestinians to seek recognition by the U.N. “We are indignant that certain Middle Eastern...
  • Winthrop Poll Results Of SC Registered Voters (Perry has slim lead)

    09/20/2011 3:13:14 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    Winthrop University ^ | 9-20-2011 | staff report
    September 20, 2011Winthrop Poll Results Of SC Registered Voters Winthrop Poll Results Of September 2011 Among Republicans/GOP Leaners Definitely Planning to Vote in SC Primary Rick Perry Gets Nod Over Mitt Romney 30.5% to 27.3% Bachmann Losing Momentum While Cain Slowly Rising 11% Say They’re Unsure Who They’ll Vote For Among SC Democrats, Republicans and Independents Combined 83% Disapprove of the Way Congress is Doing its Job 50% Feel Same Way About Obama, With 40% Giving Him a Thumbs-Up ************ Among SC Republicans/Republican Leaners Almost 75% Say Term “Socialist” Describes President Well or Very Well, 36% Say He Was Definitely...
  • Romney Closes in on Perry

    09/20/2011 4:58:50 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 72 replies
    After his bludgeoning in the Monday, September 12 GOP Debate, Texas Governor Rick Perry has lost more than half his lead over Mitt Romney in the polls. Perry's position as front runner makes him vulnerable by ganging up by the other contenders and his missteps on Social Security, immigration and the Papalloma virus have made him even more so. After Thursday's FOX News presidential debate, he and Romney should be about even - with Romney on the way up and Perry on the way down.
  • Professors Offer $11,000 for Proving Bachmann's HPV Vaccine Story

    09/20/2011 9:22:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Two bioethics professors have said that they are willing to pay $11,000 for medical records that could prove that the story Rep. Michele Bachmann told about the toxicity of HPV vaccine, after Monday night's GOP presidential debate, is true. Bachmann first raised the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine issue during the presidential debate, attacking Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who issued an executive order in 2007 mandating that girls get the HPV vaccine as part of a school immunization requirement. She questioned the state's authority to force "innocent little 12-year-old girls" to have a "government injection" that was "potentially dangerous." The following...
  • Rising GOP star Haley has own history with HPV vaccine fallout

    09/19/2011 8:54:44 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 132 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 Sep 2011 | Shawna Shepherd
    As the debate over Texas Gov. Rick Perry mandating the HPV vaccine continues between Republican presidential candidates, a woman whose endorsement is coveted by all them, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, has her own complicated history on the issue. In 2007, shortly before Perry issued an executive order requiring that schoolgirls be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, that causes most cervical cancers, Haley was throwing her support behind a similar bill in South Carolina. At the time she was in her second term as a state representative. State Rep. Joan Brady introduced the Cervical Cancer Prevention...
  • 'Perrycare'

    09/16/2011 12:04:26 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 65 replies
    National Reciew Online ^ | Katrina Trinko
    Pathetic video and stupid damage control. How awful that she keeps talking about "injection". http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/277473/perrycare-katrina-trinko
  • Rumors, untruths find a friend in Michele Bachmann

    09/18/2011 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    It's one thing to have a philosophical disagreement with the Texas governor on whether he should have mandated a vaccine for girls against a sexually transmitted virus. But it's an entirely different matter to spread false rumors about the vaccine, hoping to leverage parental fears for political gain. That's the depths to which Minnesota's Michele Bachmann has sunk in her bid to counter Rick Perry's surge in polls. It's conduct unbecoming a member of Congress, much less a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Bachmann used the issue last week at the CNN/Tea Party Express debate in Tampa to land...
  • Bachmann's Vaccine Panic

    09/18/2011 6:31:18 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 210 replies
    gastongazette.com ^ | 9/18/2011 | Steve Chapman
    Cancer treatment has made great progress in recent decades, but the tragedy is that so much of our effort to combat this scourge is just that: treatment. Once a disease appears, there is only so much that can be done. It would be far cheaper, more effective and less traumatic to prevent it. A vaccine for cancer would be a triumph for public health. Did I say “would be”? Actually, it is. Such a vaccine exists for one of the biggest killers of women. But Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is against it, and she’s not alone. Two different vaccines block...
  • Does Michele Bachmann Have a Crony Problem Too?

    09/16/2011 4:22:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 99 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9-16-2011 | Bryan Preston
    Does Michele Bachmann Have a Crony Problem Too? Bryan Preston September 16, 2011 Something about Michele Bachmann’s video has been bugging me (and Matt Lewis too) ever since I posted it earlier today. Aside from the irresponsible lunacy of issuing a blanket opposition to “any governor or president who mandates a family’s healthcare choices and violates the rights of parents on these issues” and scaremongering about a vaccine known to be safe, there’s a word she should use in the video but never does. See if you can spot it: “Whether its Obamacare or Perrycare I oppose any governor or...
  • No apologies: Bachmann defends HPV remarks

    09/16/2011 7:51:54 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 312 replies · 2+ views
    CBS "News" ^ | 15 Sep 2011 | Sarah Huisenga
    Michele Bachmann is on the defensive about comments she made earlier this week suggesting that a vaccine against a virus linked to cervical cancer poses a danger to young girls. "During the debate, I didn't make any statements that would indicate that I'm a doctor, I'm a scientist or that I'm making any conclusions about the drug one way or another," the GOP presidential hopeful told reporters here who questioned her about the story she told suggesting that the vaccine had caused mental retardation. Asked whether she would apologize for comments that outraged medical experts say will discourage parents from...
  • Rick Perry Plays Up a Bogus "Texanism" (Gene Lyons-no hurl alert needed)

    09/15/2011 7:00:09 PM PDT · by mozarky2 · 15 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 9/15/11 | Gene Lyons
    Everybody who's heard Johnny Cash's classic live album "At Folsom Prison" remembers the audience of convicts erupting in bloodthirsty whoops when the singer growled out the line "I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die." According to Cash's biographer Michael Streissguth, however, it never actually happened. A studio engineer created the chilling moment by...(snip)
  • Rick Perry's governing style: Secrecy over straight talk?

    09/15/2011 1:38:41 PM PDT · by McGruff · 30 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 9/15/11 | KENNETH P. VOGEL & BEN SMITH
    Gov. Rick Perry’s straight talk may have made him an instant star of the Republican presidential field, but even some of his supporters say his frank one-liners don’t reflect his governing style in Texas, where Perry has been criticized as one of the most secretive governors in the country. At home, Perry has fought for years to keep even mundane details of his schedule, spending and decision-making away from reporters and the public. He faces pending lawsuits over his office’s refusal to release travel records and a clemency review for a since-executed inmate. He’s under pressure from open government advocates...
  • Why Rick Perry is the likely GOP nominee

    09/15/2011 10:47:04 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 98 replies
    Hot Air (Green Room) ^ | Sept 15, 2011 | Karl
    After Monday’s debate in Florida, most people expected Rick Perry’s rapid rise to the top of the polls for Republican presidential candidates to slow or halt, having taken a beating over the Gardasil mandate and immigration. His attack on Social Security was supposed to scare off seniors. However, as RealClearPolitics reported last night, a new poll by Insider Advantage shows Perry grabbing a nine-point lead in the Sunshine State in a survey taken the next day… (snip) In the last 40 years, conservative dominance has been the way of the world in Republican presidential politics. The party has nominated some...
  • Is Perry more electable than Romney?

    09/15/2011 11:04:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    Standard-Examiner ^ | September 15, 2011 | Matt Mackowiak
    GOP regulars claim the "electability argument" will deliver the Republican nomination to Mitt Romney. They say things like, "Mitt Romney can win the general election by appealing to the middle. Rick Perry can't win in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Milwaukee." Simple enough -- but wrong. Romney's no stronger on this front than Perry, the frontrunner in the polls. The core reasons: Perry's support among the party's base, and his strength on the key issues of the economy and job creation. Based on what we know today, next November's election will be decided on the economy and as a referendum...
  • Cancer Victim’s Friends Come to Perry’s Defense

    09/15/2011 5:51:43 AM PDT · by pkajj · 413 replies · 2+ views
    KTRK Television ^ | Sept. 14, 2011 | Ted Oberg
    Governor Perry has been criticized for his now-rescinded order mandating HPV vaccine for preteen girls. Here’s another side to the story that up until now has never been made public.
  • Why Hasn't Sarah Palin Followed Up on Her Crony Capitalism Claim Against Rick Perry?

    09/14/2011 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Carling · 469 replies · 1+ views
    Curious. It's been two entire days now, and I haven't seen or heard from Sarah Palin on FoxNews explain how she knew something was wrong as far back as 2007.