Video: Perry’s first ad — “Proven Leadership”

posted at 8:45 am on September 21, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Politico’s daily e-mail blast Morning Score calls Rick Perry’s first campaign video “an epic new bio spot,” but it’s more like an epic new teaser spot.  It doesn’t give a warm biography of the candidate, except for a background picture of Perry in his Air Force pilot’s jumpsuit.  Instead, the spot takes the first 40 seconds to blast Barack Obama and then set the theme of the Perry campaign, which is that he wants to get America working again:

Tim Pawlenty may have endorsed Mitt Romney, but it looks like Pawlenty’s video team went to work for Perry — and Politico confirms that filmmaker Lucas Baiano did indeed switch to Perry’s team. Pawlenty’s campaign videos had the same Michael Bay feel to them, with dramatic music, quick cuts, filtered shots, and thematic focus, and now we can expect similar ads from Perry.

Substantively it’s a bit weak; I’d have expected Perry to toss in a few statistics about job creation in Texas, especially with a video titled “Proven Leadership.” He has plenty of time to make that argument, of course, and this is a good introduction to the campaign’s central theme — and a good demonstration of how tough Perry will be on Obama in a general election, assuming he gets the nomination. Notice the emphasis on “President Zero”?

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Ya’ mean that land that is some of the richest growing fields in the world? The land those folks come across the river to work on? How much? Can you say eminent domain? I thought could. Because then you would be accusing Perry of an illegal land grab. Y’all get to win either way. Are the feds going to allow a fence through a federal park? Ya’ know the only one in Texas. What’s its name? Oh yeah, Big Bend.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 8:28 PM

Exactly. FVck those farmers and their water.

katy the mean old lady on September 21, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Seems to me you want the illegals to stay and continue to bankrupt America, rather than go home where they belong, and simply have run out of reason to let them stay.

America is broke, 30 million Americans are unemployed – time for illegals to go home.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 8:33 PM

How exactly are you going to round them up?

Knucklehead on September 21, 2011 at 8:37 PM

katy the mean old lady on September 21, 2011 at 8:32 PM

The issue is far beyond individual candidates, this is a national security matter.

One of the few powers explicitly given to the federal government by the Constitution is national defense. If eminent domain is needed to clear a path for a border security fence, that is exactly what eminent domain is for, and would be an entirely appropriate use for it.

Same with Texas, the state government is also charged with the safety and security of Texas citizens, and it is allowed to, and has every justification for, using eminent domain toward that end.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 8:39 PM

How exactly are you going to round them up?

Knucklehead on September 21, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Asked and answered.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Asked and answered.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Where? You babble on about the same crap in every post, it’s hard to keep up with your nonsense.

Knucklehead on September 21, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Tellya what,sparky, why don’t you go tell the people that own that land about that.
Call me when you get back.

katy the mean old lady on September 21, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Asked and answered.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Aw, c’mon, ya’ demand everybody else to answer your same inane screeds over and over. You think you are better than everybody else?

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Seems to me you want the illegals to stay and continue to bankrupt America, rather than go home where they belong, and simply have run out of reason to let them stay.

America is broke, 30 million Americans are unemployed – time for illegals to go home.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 8:33 PM

it’s not’s not the illegals who bankrupt america, that’s an inaccurate and non-factual statement, not to sat simplistic and scape-goat-ish….you have nothing but stereotypes and generalizations to support such a statement…

jimver on September 21, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Tellya what,sparky, why don’t you go tell the people that own that land about that.
Call me when you get back.

katy the mean old lady on September 21, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Shame on you, that’s like telling the fed chairman to go down to Texas and tell the voter what he will do with their money.

Except in the case of mudwire, more so.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 8:49 PM

How exactly are you going to round them up?

Knucklehead on September 21, 2011 at 8:37 PM

his idea is that they will ‘self-deport’ in an orderly and disciplined fashion when employers start rejecting them as a result of e-verify :-)…is there another word for naive?…

jimver on September 21, 2011 at 8:52 PM

How exactly are you going to round them up?

Knucklehead on September 21, 2011 at 8:37 PM

You don’t have to round them all up. Most will go home if you take away the incentives. It is like anything else when you reward behavior you encourage it and when you punish bad behavior you discourage it.
We need to come down hard on employers and reduced available benefits like in state tuition.

CW on September 21, 2011 at 8:52 PM

oups, my bad, I pressed ‘strike’ again, instead of ‘quote’…

jimver on September 21, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Shame on you, that’s like telling the fed chairman to go down to Texas and tell the voter what he will do with their money.

Except in the case of mudwire, more so.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I know, I know.
“hangs head and falls down laughing”

katy the mean old lady on September 21, 2011 at 8:53 PM

President Zero indeed! Great ad.

Dasher on September 21, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Tellya what,sparky, why don’t you go tell the people that own that land about that.
Call me when you get back.

katy the mean old lady on September 21, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Most populated areas already have a fence, and the vast majority of where the rest of the fence needs to go, is in uninhabited desert. Some will have to land taken through eminent domain, but no more than what Perry wanted to take for his Trans Texas Corridor, or whatever he was calling it.

Aw, c’mon, ya’ demand everybody else to answer your same inane screeds over and over. You think you are better than everybody else?

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 8:46 PM

You never answered my questions.

And my “inane screeds” are shared by the majority of Americans and Texans, who want illegals gone and not have their taxpayer money wasted by politicians on boondoggles.

Guess that puts me in good company.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 8:54 PM

I live in Florida. Any ideas, genius? Please look at a map before replying.

katy the mean old lady on September 21, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Most populated areas already have a fence, and the vast majority of where the rest of the fence needs to go, is in uninhabited desert. Some will have to land taken through eminent domain, but no more than what Perry wanted to take for his Trans Texas Corridor, or whatever he was calling it.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Howling with laughter rolling on the floor.

I have seen the fence (many parts anyway). It has more gaps than the space between your ears.

The land for the fence is gold compared to the land for the corridor.

Sure I answered your questions, back then I didn’t know you were such a nutball. I know better now.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 9:06 PM

katy the mean old lady on September 21, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Do you really think I mean a fence around the entire United States when I say “border fence”?

Really?

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:07 PM

I have seen the fence (many parts anyway). It has more gaps than the space between your ears.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 9:06 PM

More ad hominem attacks, typical.

Fences can be repaired and upgraded, believe it or not.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Do you really think I mean a fence around the entire United States when I say “border fence”?

Really?

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:07 PM

You would have to. Just take drug smuggling in the 80’s as your guide.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 9:09 PM

More ad hominem attacks, typical.

Fences can be repaired and upgraded, believe it or not.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:08 PM

One more time, its not ad hominem. I called you names outright, not to hide any falsehoods.

You are a total goofball in your views on a border fence. And energy production in Texas.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 9:11 PM

I called you names outright, not to hide any falsehoods.

You are a total goofball in your views on a border fence. And energy production in Texas.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Ok, then you’re just a garden variety adolescent jerk, who calls people names just because they don’t agree with him.

Got it.

And my “goofball” views are shared by the vast majority of conservatives, so I accept your scorn as a badge of honor.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Do you really think I mean a fence around the entire United States when I say “border fence”?

Really?

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Hey Einstein, you still haven’t told us how you’re going to round up the illegals.

Knucklehead on September 21, 2011 at 9:16 PM

And my “goofball” views are shared by the vast majority of conservatives, so I accept your scorn as a badge of honor.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Then you and those who agree with you are ignorant and want to bankrupt the country building something that won’t work.

Though I doubt your numbers. Especially among those who know the cost and effectiveness.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 9:16 PM

I can’t listen to Perry talk on Hannity.

*MUTE*

dforston on September 21, 2011 at 9:18 PM

I don’t think a fence would be effective, because it actually is NOT a simple or quick solution.

There are land disputes still to be resolved, there would be environmental impact studies to be done, private land would need to be taken (landowners are already fighting this), and the remaining part of the Rio Grande that isn’t channeled, about 1100 miles worth, would need to be channeled (it drifts, and we would need Mexico’s cooperation with the channeling because half of the river is theirs) all before construction even begins.

What are we looking at … maybe 5 years minimum?

And in the places where there already IS a fence… IT ISN’T WORKING.

Since we would need patrols even with a fence, why not get the patrols in place NOW?

itsacookbook on September 21, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Hey Einstein, you still haven’t told us how you’re going to round up the illegals.

Knucklehead on September 21, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Asked and answered. You are simply going to have to scroll back and read my posts – hope they don’t give you irreparable psychological damage.

Then you and those who agree with you are ignorant and want to bankrupt the country building something that won’t work.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Then we will have to agree to disagree.

A border fence won’t cost nearly as much as the powerlines to nowhere Perry wants, and will cut illegals crossing the border by an enormous amount.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:23 PM

I like the look of the commercial but I thought the sound was a bit muddled during the first 40 or so seconds — some of the stats were hard to hear as was the obamanation’s last word…Overall, a good commercial…

Gohawgs on September 21, 2011 at 9:25 PM

A border fence won’t cost nearly as much as the powerlines to nowhere Perry wants, and will cut illegals crossing the border by an enormous amount.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Yawn, even if it gets built, it will only stop those too stupid to just walk across the bridge and say the are going to visit cousin Hector at such and such address in the town the bridge is located in. Been happening that way since I was a kid. That’s why there are temporary, and permanent, checkpoints twenty, or so miles this side of the Rio Grande. Just look at the amount of traffic at any border crossing along the Texas border. Mexicans work, shop, visit, vacation and go to school across the border every day. Many of those never return.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Just saw Perry on Hannity. If the Republicans don’t pick him, we are crazy.

Perry is a better candidate than even I thought he’d be. He is the total package.

And if we nominate him, he will WIN. I have no doubt about that.

And hopefully this economy will turn around in time for all the many suffering people out there.

Elisa on September 21, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Elisa on September 21, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Some east coast beta talked him into greasing down his hair. Other than that, he was toned down and only so-so.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Just look at the amount of traffic at any border crossing along the Texas border.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 9:30 PM

I look at the five thousand or so Mexicans who died trying to cross the desert since even the few miles of crappy fence was built. In fact the Mexican government was handing out survival kits to those who were about to cross.

If it was as easy as you say, they wouldn’t bother risking their lives on a perilous journey, would they?

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:36 PM

If it was as easy as you say, they wouldn’t bother risking their lives on a perilous journey, would they?

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Nope, look at the stats. The majority of those were from countries south of Mexico who couldn’t get a fake Mexican ID to cross the bridge (the smart one’s in that group take a fishing boat). Or, paid money to a coyote who got them across then abandoned them.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 9:40 PM

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 9:40 PM

Then we’ll just have to toughen up on letting Mexicans through border security checkpoints, perhaps requiring an actual passport.

Border security isn’t some new, wierd idea. People have been securing their borders for thousands of years. We might even take a page from how Mexico treats illegals.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:48 PM

People have been securing their borders for thousands of years. We might even take a page from how Mexico treats illegals.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:48 PM

But the US has never done it that way. And none of the candidates for president are offering that. Your ire is only directed at the one candidate who actually knows this. And knows what can, and cannot, be done. Even with a fence.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 9:54 PM

I look at the five thousand or so Mexicans who died trying to cross the desert since even the few miles of crappy fence was built.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:36 PM

there…the light at the end of your tunnel, something to uplift your otherwise demoralized spirits….5,000 less illegals for you to support….

jimver on September 21, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Do you know how many people are in this country from just overstaying their visas? They didn’t have to walk across the border, and avoid a fence. What you are recommending is called the “fortress defense” but border jumping isn’t the only way into the United States. You might also be surprised to find out how many OTM are currently in this country illegally. The illegal alien labor population is maybe 5% of U.S. workforce it’s gone down since the housing bubble burst and the U.S. construction industry took a big hit.

As a result nearly half of the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal immigrants actually entered the U.S. legally but overstayed their visa, according to a new federal report. That’s because the agency responsible for keeping the nation safe—the Department of Homeland Security—can’t keep track of immigrants who remain in the U.S. after their visas expire.

This clearly creates a huge national security issue because terrorists can plot more attacks from within. In fact, dozens of foreigners convicted of terrorism since the 2001 attacks had overstayed their visas, according to the report, which was published by the investigative arm of Congress known as the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

The GAO launched its probe after learning from an independent study that 4 to 5.5 million immigrants had entered the country legally and overstayed their authorized periods of admission. In the course of the probe, GAO investigators interviewed a number of high-ranking Homeland Security officials, visited various field offices and reviewed a mountain of documents.

They found that the Department of Homeland Security’s program to identify visa violators by comparing entry and exit data is inefficient and can only process around half of the potential overstays it detects. Currently, the system has a backlog of about 1.6 suspected foreigners who remained in the U.S. past their visa period, the probe found.

Dr Evil on September 21, 2011 at 9:58 PM

And none of the candidates for president are offering that.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 9:54 PM

The political will for it exists, and it’s important that the candidates know it. Palin in fact supports more fencing and other obstacles if not the whole border, while Perry has dismissed it out of hand, which is unacceptable.

there…the light at the end of your tunnel, something to uplift your otherwise demoralized spirits….5,000 less illegals for you to support….

jimver on September 21, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Lies.

I want the Mexican people to live happy prosperous lives – in Mexico – and not risk their lives crossing illegally into a country that does not want them.

How dishonest of you, to say I wish harm on anyone.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 10:04 PM

A fence isn’t going to keep out anyone who enters legally with a visa and simply overstays.

There is a reason that the fortress defense isn’t employed with any great effort or frequency. A fence across the border is only a physical impediment, that slows down the most rudimentary way of gaining access into the United States.

It would be great if we had some way to repel the drug cartels from the southern border if there was some kind of easement like people have between their private property. There would probably be a lot of Mexican people still alive today if there was a buffer zone between the two countries.

Dr Evil on September 21, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Dr Evil on September 21, 2011 at 9:58 PM

E-Verify with employer punishment for hiring illegals, would give little incentive to people who overstay their visas to find work. Those that do, would be more easily tracked since there would be a lot fewer of them.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 10:07 PM

If it was as easy as you say, they wouldn’t bother risking their lives on a perilous journey, would they?

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 9:36 PM

I noticed the article you linked to was from 2001. Do you have any recent info on these “survival kits”?

I ask because there has been a major change in the government of Mexico since 2001. The conservative party, is now in – after a 70 year domination by the socialist party.

itsacookbook on September 21, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Ya’ know, this would be more fun if we all didn’t already know that tomorrow, you are going to start all over again from the top with a fence. Unless you start with the power grid again.

Wife calling, its early, I’m goin’ to bed for some real fun.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 10:12 PM

E-Verify with employer punishment for hiring illegals, would give little incentive to people who overstay their visas to find work. Those that do, would be more easily tracked since there would be a lot fewer of them.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Hope you don’t mean employers will be punished for hiring illegals as a result of e-Verify, because that’s not how it works.

itsacookbook on September 21, 2011 at 10:13 PM

noticed the article you linked to was from 2001. Do you have any recent info on these “survival kits”?

No.

I ask because there has been a major change in the government of Mexico since 2001. The conservative party, is now in – after a 70 year domination by the socialist party.

itsacookbook on September 21, 2011 at 10:09 PM

That explains why the Mexican unemployment rate is so much lower than in the USA – they ditched their socialists and we elected the 0bama regime.

Ya’ know, this would be more fun if we all didn’t already know that tomorrow, you are going to start all over again from the top with a fence. Unless you start with the power grid again.

cozmo on September 21, 2011 at 10:12 PM

You can always go back to LGF or DailyKOS, if reading this blog causes you distress.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Ditching socialists is always a good idea in my book.

itsacookbook on September 21, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Ditching socialists is always a good idea in my book.

itsacookbook on September 21, 2011 at 10:18 PM

We can close this thread with two people actually agreeing!

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 10:25 PM

I want the Mexican people to live happy prosperous lives – in Mexico – and not risk their lives crossing illegally into a country that does not want them.

How dishonest of you, to say I wish harm on anyone.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 10:04 PM

really, a country that does want them’??? since when? they wouldn’t employ them as cheap labour if they didn’t want them in this country, would they? illegal immigration dates back to Reagan times and way before, it is not by any stretch some new phenomenon, or you are suggesting that back then when we were prosperous they were welcome to come in as cheap labour, but now that we are getting through economic hard times their kids (and themselves of course) should be deported?…seriously, at least spare us your fake compassion and feigned interest in their well-being, it’s disingenuous to say the least….

jimver on September 21, 2011 at 10:26 PM

The Dirty Little “Secret”:

The reason that supporters of Open Borders ,like Rick Perry, want it is so that they and/or their campaign contributors can have serf labor. They would probably prefer actual out-and-out slaves but that is illegal.

Open Borders Democrats, and apparently former Democrat Rick Perry, also want it so that those who are now illegal can become legal and vote for them, or vote for them anyway.

Does anyone think that many of these Open Borders politicians really care one wit otherwise for the illegals.

Does anyone think that any of the Open Borders politicians are going to invite these Mexican Indios and Mezclados to join their elite/exclusive golf clubs?

Come to live in their gated communities, other than as servants?

Invite them to their yachts, other than as low paid deck hands and/or servants?

Invite them to their cocktail parties?

Introduce them to their daughters?

The big majority of the Mexicans who have come here/will come here are Indios and Mezclados, not the Spanish descendant fair-skinned ruling class of Mexico. This is a form of ethnic cleansing by Mexico’s ruling class.

So these Open Borders politicians are aiding and abetting and facilitating ethnic cleansing.

If the U.N. were not such a joke, they would all be standing trial for trying to reintroduce a form of latter-day-slavery in the United States and for the mass ethnic cleansing of Mexico.

Lon Chaney on September 21, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Does anyone think that any of the Open Borders politicians are going to invite these Mexican Indios and Mezclados to join their elite/exclusive golf clubs?

Come to live in their gated communities, other than as servants?
Invite them to their cocktail parties?

Introduce them to their daughters?

Lon Chaney on September 21, 2011 at 10:28 PM

yep, one or two generations down the road it’s going to happen, the demographics speak louder :)…try to see the long-term picture :-)…thank to their booming demographics this country will probably be able to support your kids and grandkids through their social security and medicare years :-)…so, yeah, they actually do us a service population-wise, otherwise we’d be like Europe in a generation or two :-)…

jimver on September 21, 2011 at 10:38 PM

really, a country that does want them’???

jimver on September 21, 2011 at 10:26 PM

Poll after poll shows the American people want illegals gone. And last I check, the American people were in charge of this country.

People do not have the right to cross into America illegally, no matter how you phrase it or whatever sob story you attach to it. We live in a world of Nations and Borders, and sovereign nations have a right, an obligation in fact, to guard their borders.

The Mexicans guard their border with fanaticism and violence, but we have to let anyone who wants to cross in – why is that?

Why is America the only nation in the world who has to kowtow to brazen lawbreakers, even though we allow more legal immigration than the rest of the world – combined, and have done so for decades? Why is America the only nation in the world who is not allowed to guard it’s borders, and expel illegals?

Go to Mexico as an illegal and try to get treated in their hospitals, or apply for government assistance of any kind, and see how fast they’ll deport you.

America is broke, time for the illegals to go home. And going home is not a punishment – it’s where they belong.

Rebar on September 21, 2011 at 10:48 PM

it’s not’s not the illegals who bankrupt america, that’s an inaccurate and non-factual statement, not to sat simplistic and scape-goat-ish….you have nothing but stereotypes and generalizations to support such a statement…

jimver on September 21, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Several years ago the Arizona Republic printed an article about the hospital in Douglas, AZ that was going bankrupt. Douglas is on the AZ/Mexico border and illegal aliens were sneaking into AZ to get treatment at the hospital. Women were going there to have their babies, people went for expensive surgeries and so forth. The illegals didn’t have health insurance nor paid their bills, and the hospital was stuck with the skyrocketing costs of providing them health care.

Pregnant illegal aliens sneak into the US to have their babies here. That allows the child to draw benefits for food stamps, health care and the taxpayers pay. Those kids go to school on our dime too.

I don’t begrudge anyone wanting to come to America as long as they do so legally. Entering our country illegally is a crime. If we don’t prosecute and/or deport illegal aliens for that crime, then why do we prosecute and jail bank robbers, car thieves, shoplifters and all?

GrannySunni on September 22, 2011 at 12:47 AM

Fantastic first ad.

nickj116 on September 22, 2011 at 1:22 AM

Perry will make a great VP for Palin

ChuckTX on September 22, 2011 at 2:15 AM

How exactly are you going to round them up?

Knucklehead on September 21, 2011 at 8:37 PM

The same way Sheriff Joe Arpaio is. Getting tips and making raids where known illegals are. We deport them as we catch them, and after enough are deported, they will start leaving on their own. We don’t have to ” send them all back at once.”

JannyMae on September 22, 2011 at 2:29 AM

Hope you don’t mean employers will be punished for hiring illegals as a result of e-Verify, because that’s not how it works.

itsacookbook on September 21, 2011 at 10:13 PM

We have a state law in AZ that fines employers for knowingly hiring illegals.

JannyMae on September 22, 2011 at 2:32 AM

We have a state law in AZ that fines employers for knowingly hiring illegals.
 
JannyMae on September 22, 2011 at 2:32 AM

 
NC here. Like speeding and DUI enforcement, we need to be serious about it. $1000 for each 10mph over the speed limit and $25,000+immediate and permanent loss of license on your first DUI would end both. But it would also end the enormous revenue generated by all the tiny, not-really-dangerous speeding tickets and taxes on $10 glasses of $1 wine at restaurants.
 
Same with illegals. $5000/day fine for each illegal employed at your business (period, knowingly or not), retroactive back to the date the legislation was signed into law, and continuing until they are no longer employed.
 
There would be no “rounding up” needed.

rogerb on September 22, 2011 at 7:38 AM

Perry will make a great VP for Palin

ChuckTX on September 22, 2011 at 2:15 AM

Since Perry is more qualified to be president than Palin-maaybe SP should have worked on getting some more XO experience by…oh…finishing her term-he would be foolish accept an offer of VP from a less qualified candidate like her

annoyinglittletwerp on September 22, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Since Perry is more qualified to be president than Palin-maaybe SP should have worked on getting some more XO experience by…oh…finishing her term-he would be foolish accept an offer of VP from a less qualified candidate like her

annoyinglittletwerp on September 22, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Perry’s a crony capitalist, and a liar. He told the people of Texas he would not run for President.

Perry’s Solyndra?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/perrys_solyndraby_brian_t_carter.h

idesign on September 22, 2011 at 9:15 AM

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/perrys_solyndraby_brian_t_carter.h

idesign on September 22, 2011 at 9:15 AM

Link doesn’t work, but otherwise you are spot on.

cozmo on September 22, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Link doesn’t work, but otherwise you are spot on.

cozmo on September 22, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Sorry. Try this.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/perrys_solyndraby_brian_t_carter.html

idesign on September 22, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Sorry. Try this.

idesign on September 22, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Very, very good. Just like Solyndra, run with that.

Who needs lung cancer treatments anyway.

cozmo on September 22, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Sorry. Try this.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/perrys_solyndraby_brian_t_carter.html

idesign on September 22, 2011 at 9:49 AM

In Texas, bio-tech firm Convergen LifeSciences looks a lot like Governor Rick Perry’s Solyndra.

In order to attack Perry – it’s not possible to attack him with Solyndra- that Obama’s scandal. What would be a good line of attack by Romney supporters? Perry is just like Obama LOL! But in order to make the attack effective the name of the scandal needs to be mentioned “Solyndra” and in comparison “looks a lot like” is a suggestion not an accusation. This looks a lot like tit for tat when Perry called Romney Obama Lite on Hannity last night. This article is “insinuating” that it’s actually Perry that is just like Obama…..uh huh sure. When was Rick Perry ever pro choice? Pro abortion? I mean I know Romney was pro choice at one point in his public life.

I don’t know, what are the chances that an article would be published on the same day as the republican primary debates on Fox News.? I mean it’s not like we are in an primary election season or anything. It’s a pile on, and not a very subtle one. Perry said last night on Hannity, paraphrasing, I have had my share of javelins thrown at me over my political career. Translation “This ain’t my first rodeo”.

Dr Evil on September 22, 2011 at 10:22 AM

Dr Evil on September 22, 2011 at 10:22 AM

I was hoping to humor it a little. Looks like this, and immigration will be the attack them of the day. This one has a little traction, but not much. Probably only because of Solyndra.

Something just a little less biased. From the Austin paper no less.

AustAm

cozmo on September 22, 2011 at 10:39 AM

cozmo on September 22, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Listening to Perry last night on Hannity, he knows what’s coming which means he has the advantage because the other’s don’t know what he plans to bring tonight. Perry has gone on the offensive. I don’t see him changing that up tonight, and going on the defense-there is no pay off, might as well bring the red meat, these debates are for the republican base. If this campaign video is any precursor of things to expect, it’s going to get noisy up in the republican debate tonight :)

The question is just what kinds of blows are going to be exchanged? Michelle Bachmann is trying to stay alive, and will say anything, that’s been computed into the Perry strategy for tonight. Romney doesn’t do his own attacking so he can look “Regal”

More often than not your opponent will telegraph their moves ahead of time.

Dr Evil on September 22, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Something just a little less biased. From the Austin paper no less.

AustAm

cozmo on September 22, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Glad they printed that. I think the “tax money to his pals” meme (I hate the phrase “crony capitalism”) is going to be difficult for Perry to over-come.

The reporting that the Leg has taken measures to make the TETF more transparent (instead of abolishing it all together) is important. Too bad that was in the last paragraph.

itsacookbook on September 22, 2011 at 11:02 AM

More often than not your opponent will telegraph their moves ahead of time.

Dr Evil on September 22, 2011 at 10:59 AM

I’m not saying this will happen. I have seen Perry do bad on an interview, or debate. My thought at the time was that he intentionally sand bagged it to build suspense. He gives opponents an opening too good to pass up, and then, like with the hapless coyote, he whips out a barrage that the opponent is not prepared for and is completely destroyed.

Again, I’m not saying this will happen. It has happened in the past.

cozmo on September 22, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Glad they printed that. I think the “tax money to his pals” meme (I hate the phrase “crony capitalism”) is going to be difficult for Perry to over-come.

itsacookbook on September 22, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Yep, for better, or worse, Texas is still to a certain extent, a “Good old boy” state. The people who got deals under Perry are the same one’s who would have gotten deals from a dem governor. It pays to be politically connected for no other reason that to know the law makers and be familiar to them when there is government money to pass out.

cozmo on September 22, 2011 at 11:10 AM

itsacookbook on September 22, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Just as a reminder, look at the date of the article. This wasn’t something put out defend the latest attack. It along with other things done by the technology’s fund, are pretty well known. This is the worst one they could find.

cozmo on September 22, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Very, very good. Just like Solyndra, run with that.

Who needs lung cancer treatments anyway.

cozmo on September 22, 2011 at 10:09 AM

:-) you must be having so much fun on this thread :-)…

jimver on September 22, 2011 at 11:47 AM

It pays to be politically connected for no other reason that to know the law makers and be familiar to them when there is government money to pass out.

cozmo on September 22, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Yep. Another reason I don’t like the phrase “crony capitalism” is that it hints there’s something illegal about it. Doing business with people you know is a good idea when you want to minimize risk… or when you want to build up an impoverished segment.

And it plays right into this damn class warfare thing.

itsacookbook on September 22, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Allegations of crony capitalism plays right into the class warfare thing, that is.

itsacookbook on September 22, 2011 at 11:49 AM

:-) you must be having so much fun on this thread :-)…

jimver on September 22, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Until the next fun one comes up.

The jobs created in Texas goes to immigrants was so easy it got boring and now they are arguing over minutiae.

If the debate goes how I expect (okay, not expect, but have a sneaking suspicion), things will be fun a couple of days. Too bad they will be busy for me. It ought to be fun around here.

cozmo on September 22, 2011 at 11:58 AM

I’ve been supporting Perry since long before he entered the race, and still believe he’s best for the job. But I’m waiting to find confirmation that immigrants have taken 81% of the new jobs in Texas. As much as I like Perry and despise the others, that would be a deal breaker. I’m not fan of the education grants for illegals in Texas either. I’m American, but had to pay every cent of my education because I couldn’t get a grant.

stacman on September 22, 2011 at 2:47 PM

I’m American, but had to pay every cent of my education because I couldn’t get a grant.

stacman on September 22, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Me too, and while friends of mine couldn’t go to college because they discovered they were illegal (having grown up here they didn’t know), I worked my way through and looked on with disgust while some less deserving than my friends who couldn’t go, goofed off and didn’t graduate while getting affirmative action scholarships and grants. I’ll take an illegal getting the same break as I got any day over those others.

As for the 81% thing. Three folks, including me, showed it to be crap on the first, or second page of that headline thread. Take it, or not. Its your choice.

cozmo on September 22, 2011 at 3:07 PM

I’m American, but had to pay every cent of my education because I couldn’t get a grant.

stacman on September 22, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Me too, and while friends of mine couldn’t go to college because they discovered they were illegal (having grown up here they didn’t know), I worked my way through and looked on with disgust while some less deserving than my friends who couldn’t go, goofed off and didn’t graduate while getting special consideration type (filter rejects post when real words are used) scholarships and grants. I’ll take an illegal getting the same break as I got any day over those others.

As for the 81% thing. Three folks, including me, showed it to be crap on the first, or second page of that headline thread. Take it, or not. Its your choice.

cozmo on September 22, 2011 at 3:15 PM