I will be creating a portfolio on each tea party personality - here is the beginnings of the Rick Perry entry.
Jobs - thats the talking point being pushed in the press - "Rick Perry made jobs in Texas" - well so did Bush:
The energy sector continued to be a driver of the Texas economy. Jobs in the sector rose at an annualized rate of 18.9 percent in June.
The Texas rig count continued to climb, with drilling activity shifting toward oil. Shale activity also remains profitable for Texas companies.
Perry wrote in his new book, global warming is “all one contrived phony mess that is falling apart under its own weight."
Speaking of falling apart, two stories on the Perry political machine seem to be pointing to inevitable breakdown:
Rick Perry’s cash dash sparks worries
Bushies slam Rick Perry's Ben Bernanke comment
Then there is always this case, where Perry's involvement and interfering at least, is cause for great concern:
Cameron Todd Willingham
Members of the Texas Forensic Science Commission said in 2009 that they intended to hear testimony from Beyler in October 2009 and produce a report on the Willingham case in early 2010. A hearing scheduled for October 3, 2009, was abruptly cancelled, however, when Gov. Rick Perry announced October 1 that he was replacing three members of the commission whose terms had expired. As of October 7, 2009, the commission’s review of the Willingham case was on hold, according to new chairman John Bradley, the Williamson County District Attorney.
The Texas Forensic Science Commission and the Willingham Case
Death by Fire - FRONTLINE