In our last Post we posed the questions of whether or not The Gov. would require Texas taxpayers to cover the cost of security should he enter the Presidential race.Â Â We also posed the question as to whether or not he would resign as the governorship to run.Â Well yesterday The Gov signed the Medicaid Reduction Bill or as the Right calls it the Bill to Save Medicaid.Â Invited to the signing were several TeaBagger Reps and Senators for the photo op.Â After the signing The Gov was asked our first question and he replied he most certainly would require us residents of Texas to pay for his security during a national campaign.Â His rational is that him running for President is actually him promoting Texas. WTF?
The Gov. said that he would be promoting Texas. That he would be traveling internationally and to places where the Texas story needs to be told.Â What a crock.Â He is running for President not the Tourist Bureau of Texas spokesman.Â Back in 1999 when GW Bush ran for President and was still Governor, the security tab hit the Two Million Dollar mark, none of which was returned to Texas from his Presidential campaign.
It is our feeling that anytime a Governor runs for national office his campaign should be covering the bills not the Texas taxpayers, Â especially in this deficit plagued economic climate when so many programs are being cut.Â Â But this will probably not change as Right Wing TeaBagger philosophy is to dismantle all social programs so that the money can be given to the wealthy.
Perry was also asked if he decided to run for the presidency would he resign the Governorship.Â The Gov’s reply was â€œIâ€™m not dealing with the question.â€Â So in other words he is saying no I’m gonna keep the paycheck and a fall back job in the case I don’t win.
Over the weekend, while not attending church services, The Gov. received a calling from the almighty to run for the presidency of the very Government he abhors.Â Is God really mad at the Republicans?Â Is he pitting brother against brother or in this case brother against sister?Â Has he called Michelle and The Gov. for his entertainment or something else.Â Remember in Matthew he saysÂ â€œDo not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.Â For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother”. Ergo Brother against Sister?Â Michelle vs. Perry?Â Should be interesting to see who the almighty loves more.
But enough of his opponent.Â The Gov. promises to be an exciting candidate to watch on the campaign trail.Â Having never lost an election in Texas, can The Gov. translate this extraordinary accomplishment to the national stage?Â The Gov. will have numerous things to explain to a national audience as he transitions away from his base of Evangelical Christian and TeaBagger support in Red State Texas.
Will he continue to draw a paycheck from Texas while he is not working for us but away campaigning?Â Will he use Texas resources such as DPS security that we pay for while in other states campaiging?
Can he let us know what changed him from a Democrat managing the Texas campaign of Al Gore’s first Presidential run?Â Will he enlighten us to how he feels his record low Texas poll numbers will cross over to the national stage?
Will he let us all know why he says in book “Fed Up: Our Fight to Save America From Washington,” that he’s too conservative to run for national office. And will he answer the question why he says “The best concrete evidence that I’m really not running for president is this book” as heÂ told The AP after he was last re-elected as The Gov.
Will he explain to us how he will unite America after he promoted the idea of state’s rights and railed against the federal government, even floating the idea of Texas seceding from the very United States he wishes to lead.
Yes my friends, this should be interesting to follow.Â Makes one wonder if the loser of this round will blame God for failing them or will they come out and say God must have favored the other more, or will they both just go away?
Probably not ….
The TSA bill which would ban invasive pat-downs by TSA agents officials failed to get final approval by the Republican Texas legislature before lawmakers ended their special session on Wednesday.
Republican Representative David Simpson said on the House floor that this was s not his last effort to stop unreasonable searches and that he is not giving up on passage of the bill.”
Unless The Gov calls a Special Session, which he in the middle of getting a presidential run together most probably will do, the bill will have to wait for the legislature to meet in their next scheduled meeting in roughly a year and a half from now as they only are scheduled to meet every two years.
Wanna bet they wait that long?
Several news reports have The Gov attending a private fund raising event in Vail Colorado. The affair put on by the right wing political financiers, the Koch Brothers, was an opportunity for The Gov to let the brothers know how good he was doing for them in Texas or according to his spokesman Mark Miner, it was “an opportunity to talk about the economic success in Texas. Mr Miner also denied that the trip had anything to do with fundraising for a presidential run.
On another note, The Gov made the secret trip in a private plane owned by Goldsmith Team LLC. The Goldsmith Team LLC has been a contributor to The Gov’s past campaigns. In the last governors race alone they donated more than $25 thousand to The Gov.