"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Governor Rick Perry Bid Could Hurt Rove's Influence

Would say the headline says it all and it is about time.  In 1998 when Rick Perry ran for Lt Governor against Democrat John Sharp, this Republican always felt that Rove wanted Sharp to win so he could switch parties after he was elected with Governor Bush running for President as they would have more control.  Rove seemed to do everything he could not to help Perry but with the help of the Perry team he beat Sharp.  Then during last year's primary, Bush 41 got Rove to support Kay Bailey for Governor against Perry along with Bush 41 cronies like Baker and Cheney, and then got Mitt Romney to endorse Kay Bailey which was a stupid move on the part of Bush 41 and Rove.  Bush 41 also tried to pry Carney, Perry's consultant, away from Perry to Kay Bailey which was another move that backfired and poisoned the water even more between the Perry and Bush people.

Supported GW Bush in 2000, but also supported Rick Perry in 1998 and every election after that even though we lived in Oklahoma.  Thought some of the Bush people were too arrogant and treated Perry like he was a nobody at times which frankly disgusted me.  It has not set well since the 2004 election and especially after 2006 when the Democrats took over Congress with the reactions out of the Bush's to not only the Democrats but to Bill Clinton.  All the while Gov Perry is working to make Texas a leader in job growth and there are the Bush's along with Rove sniping at Perry.  Guess you could me a former Bush supporter because I support Rick Perry all the way to the White House.
Perry Bid Could Hurt Rove's Influence
Friday, 05 Aug 2011 12:10 PM
By Dan Weil

The relationship between top Republican strategist Karl Rove and Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been a frosty one dating back to the 1990s. And if Perry enters the presidential race, as now appears likely, the animosity between the two could have a major impact on how Republican money is doled out for next year’s election campaigns, Politico reports
Rove is leading a Republican effort to raise millions of dollars to defeat President Barack Obama and other Democrats. He was instrumental in building outside fundraising groups such as American Crossroads and Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS).

But wealthy Texans, including some big-time Perry donors, have played a major role in bankrolling Rove’s cause. So what happens if Perry jumps into the presidential fray?
One donor to both American Crossroads and the Texas governor told Politico that if Perry wins the presidential nomination, his donors will stop giving to Rove. “Perry winning would be a deathblow for Rove,” the person said. 
Read more on Newsmax.com: Perry Bid Could Hurt Rove's Influence 

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