Thursday, August 11, 2011

Perry is In – To No One’s Surprise

Someone in the Perry camp just spilled the beans that the Texas governor will announce on Saturday that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for President.

Whatever happened to just announcing?

This brings the candidate field to 9, or is it 10? 16?

Here's what they are saying at CNN:

Now I’ve been traveling this summer and all I can say is that the rhetoric you hear about The Texas Miracle is out there and being repeated.

I had to debunk this over and over again with things like facts.

Like the fact that Texas is in 44th place in terms of how much it spends on education.
Like the fact that Texas is in first place in terms of the number of people who have no health insurance at all.
Like the fact that most of the jobs created lately in Texas are minimum wage jobs.
Like the fact that Texas is expected to bring in $27 billion fewer dollars than it needs to operate for the next two years.
Like the fact that the unemployment rate in Texas stands at 8%, above 23 other states including New York.

But then we’re talking Republicans and Teabaggers here. Facts have nothing to do with conservative politics.

Still, it should be fun to see who is first to remind Republicans that Rick Perry was state chairman of Al Gore’s Texas campaign.

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