"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 12, 2011

Rick Perry is Running for President

Those words are bringing a collective sigh of relief to many Republicans who are less than happy with the field that took the stage at tonight's Iowa debate.  Many of us have been wanting Gov Perry to get in the race for sometime because we were concerned that the candidates who had announced were going to have a hard time bringing economic and social conservatives together.

Governor Perry's agenda is exactly what is needed in this race:
Job creation, low taxes, limited regulation and "a legal system that does not allow for over-suing." 
Limited regulation is going to have Oklahomans smiling from ear to ear as we have been fighting the EPA regulations for years and are still fighting them along with Texas.  EPA is getting worse now under Obama than ever before -- no candidate understands what the EPA is doing to our states better than Governor Perry.

This article isn't too bad from what is known in the San Antonio area as the birdcage paper of Texas.  First time I heard that statement on the radio, I laughed but then I read the Austin paper and agreed.  At one time it was called the Austin American Statesman but on line it is just Statesman.com now.  It is the most liberal of the main Texas papers but then Austin is more liberal that most places in Texas by a lot.  For them, this is a very good article.  Could they be changing?  It would be nice but not holding my breath!
It's official, if familiar: Perry's in
Updated: 11:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 Published: 7:06 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011
The news broke Thursday afternoon, though it might have had a familiar ring to it.
Gov. Rick Perry, The Associated Press reported in an afternoon news alert, is indeed running for president, as confirmed by Perry spokesman Mark Miner. 
Now, there's nobody left who believes Perry is not running for president. 
Just Monday, every news outlet, from the mainstream media to specialty blogs, reported that Perry will use Saturday's speech in South Carolina to eliminate any doubt that his future will include many trips to Iowa, New Hampshire and other early primary states. 
Even Perry has stopped being coy about his plans. 
"My hope is that in four years, people could take a look at what we've done in Washington, D.C., and know that I have made Washington, D.C., less consequential in their lives," Perry said Thursday in an interview with a New Hampshire TV station. 
That interview was taped in KVUE's North Austin studios. Afterward, KVUE staffers presented Perry with a printout of the AP alert. The governor, sporting a broad smile, signed and dated the printout, then slipped out without further comment. 
The official confirmation of Perry for President gave the governor another day of headlines and breaking news alerts on cable TV. It ensured that news reports of Thursday night's Iowa debate among eight already announced GOP candidates will include at least one line about the looming presence of a certain Texan. More news will follow about Saturday's speech-slash-announcement. 
It's all part of the modern-day campaign rollout. Why have one event with music and balloons when you can stretch the news cycle by two or more days? 
Sometime soon, however, the will-he-run speculation will give way to intense scrutiny of Perry's tenure as governor, his private life and everything in between. 
But for one more day at least, Perry basked in the attention, which included Time magazine's publication of an extensive Perry interview. 
In his talk with reporter Mark Halperin, Perry said he has grown comfortable with the idea that running for president "is what I'm supposed to be doing." 
Perry expanded on the notion in his seven-minute interview with WMUR in Manchester, N.H.
"It's about me doing my duty," he said. "It's about bringing some principles and vision to this country that give people hope that America's finest and greatest days are ahead of us, they're not behind us." 
Perry also listed four campaign themes — job creation, low taxes, limited regulation and "a legal system that does not allow for over-suing." 
"I'm going to lay out a positive, bright future tied to the vision I have of going to Washington, D.C., and making a difference," Perry said.   
Source:  Statesman.com
That Perry for President 2012 bumper strip on my car people have been asking me about, it now good to go.  A good friend of mine sent me a few which I really appreciated.  Was followed one evening by someone from Texas into the drive-thru at Rudy's BBQ here in Norman wanting to know where I got my Perry bumperstrip.  It is appropriate it happened at Rudy's as their original BBQ restaurant started at Boerne Stage Road and I-10 just a few miles from where we lived in Texas.  Celebrated when they opened up in Norman as we were some of their first customers.

Today the Governor of the Great State of Texas is getting ready to throw his hat in the ring on Saturday at the Red State Gathering in South Carolina and this Oklahoma Sooner couldn't be happier to support the former Aggie Yell Leader Rick Perry!

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