Rick Perry confronts Politico reporter over anonymous sources: “You got a name?”

posted at 7:28 pm on January 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via RCP, behold the second-most enjoyable Perry clip of the campaign. Only the Thinly Veiled Putdown Heard ‘Round the World was funnier. Had this gone on for a few more seconds, in fact, I think RP would have resorted to shushing him Dr.-Evil-style. A missed opportunity, my friends.

In case you missed it over the weekend, the story they’re arguing about was Politico’s insider piece on fingerpointing within Team Perry for his lackluster campaign. How lackluster? Well, go back and look at the tea-party snapshot from today’s PPP Iowa poll in the last post. He’s in sixth place among what was supposed to be his core constituency; even Mitt Romney fares better. Nate Silver wonders why:

The internals of the new Des Moines Register poll help to explain why Mr. Perry has struggled to gain traction despite an intensive focus on Iowa in recent weeks and a large advertising budget. The poll asked caucusgoers to identify which candidate they favored in nine categories, ranging from being the most consistent to the most likely to defeat President Obama.

Almost all the candidates had one or another of these factors working in their favor. Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, was named the most knowledgeable, for instance, Mr. Romney the most electable, and Representative Ron Paul of Texas the most likely to reduce the size of government. Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Rick Santorum, the former senator of Pennsylvania, rated well on the attribute of relating to ordinary Iowans.

Mr. Perry was the exception; he did not lead the field in any of the nine categories. For all his swagger, in other words, Mr. Perry is failing to stand out from the crowd. Despite spending $4.3 million in advertising, his brand has become poorly differentiated from the other Republican contenders.

For reasons I don’t understand, his big qualification — Texas’s jobs growth — never got traction. Is that because he didn’t sell it well or because he was constantly being thrown off-message, from the Gardasil exchange with Bachmann at an early debate to the gaffe about in-state tuition for illegals to the legendary “oops” moment? He has talked about jobs at the debates, of course, but there are so many other, more vivid memories of him from the trail (virtually none of them good) that they’ve submerged his record in voters’ memories. No wonder he switched to social-con pandering over the last few weeks. It’s a tough pitch given the competition from Santorum and Bachmann, but at least it’s a message.

After you watch the exchange with Mike Allen, watch his new attack ad against Santorum. Not sure why a guy with favorables like this would be throwing stones at someone else for being unelectable, but maybe he’s anticipating the CW to come. If Romney, Paul, and Santorum finish in the top three in Iowa, Perry’s last card to play will be that only he can beat Mitt in a marathon primary and therefore he, not Santorum, should be the conservative choice in South Carolina. I doubt it’ll work, but it would be all he has left. Ironic, though, that in making an electability pitch, Perry is at least momentarily forced to resort to the same core talking point that Romney relies on. Exit quotation: “Santroum on electability: Perry ran as conservative in TX, ‘how hard is that?’”


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john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Liberal heads explode because Jindal is smart & capable. He’s turning LA around.

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Hahahaha! What a great beatdown!

There should be much more of this coming from the GOP. Yes, I know I’m dreaming.

PatriotGal2257 on January 2, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I liked the ear mark in the second video $597,000.00 For the Montana Sheep Institute. I come from cow people. Santorum should not be encouraging the broke back mountain folks. Quite honestly by all appearances, there’s some kind of work place sexual harassment going on, 4H should be alerted. Sheep Institute pulease, dedicated to what, the study of sheep dip?

Dr Evil on January 2, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Liberal heads explode because Jindal is smart & capable. He’s turning LA around.

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Libs don’t understand smart. They only understand feeeeeelings…

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 9:47 PM

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Rick-Perry-Ends-Campaign-Day-in-Perry-Iowa/10737426778-1/

Nuff said

Kermit on January 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Woohoo! Thanks so much for the link to Perry’s final event in Perry, IA… watching now!

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Perry/Jindal please!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 2, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Douglas MacKinnon of Townhall endorses Perry today:

Last Chance To Elect a True Conservative

Is he the most conservative of the bunch? Absolutely. Can he beat Barack Obama in November? Like a drum-set at a Genesis comeback concert.

Bingo. Erickson is spot-on with his point that to beat Obama, a candidate must be able to demonstrate a clear contrast to the voters. Romney can’t do that. Perry can.

He ain’t perfect, but he’s a good man, a good husband, a veteran, and a true conservative.

Look up the 1980 contest between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

History can repeat itself if conservative voters nominate the candidate with that clearest contrast to Obama.

Tuesday, the voters of Iowa will have that power.

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 9:58 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 2, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I love that ticket. I also love Perry/West :)

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Woohoo! Thanks so much for the link to Perry’s final event in Perry, IA… watching now!

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 9:49 PM

funny thing is that for the last week, Perry has really been wowing MSM reporters (their tweets are all in praise) but the published reports are all watered down.

BTW, they have all been complaining about Santorum and Newtron as well, via tweets.

Kermit on January 2, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Should this trend continue, Romney and his supporters – chief among them csdeven – will be in catatonic shock tomorrow. And there will be lots of “Bwa ha ha ha” on the threads…

TheRightMan on January 2, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Awwwwwww….aren’t you precious!

csdeven on January 2, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Here’s hoping for a very happy night on HA tomorrow.

Good night all!

gophergirl on January 2, 2012 at 10:34 PM

For reasons I don’t understand, his big qualification — Texas’s jobs growth — never got traction. Is that because he didn’t sell it well or because he was constantly being thrown off-message, from the Gardasil exchange with Bachmann at an early debate to the gaffe about in-state tuition for illegals to the legendary “oops” moment?

It’s because every time he talked about job growth in Texas, conservatives started screaming that they were “tired of hearing about Texas” and how Perry apparently “just wants to be president of Texas” or some such.

It’ll be a travesty if we pass up his job growth record and nominate… well, anyone else really. The man’s record is pure kryptonite to Obama. He would absolutely destroy the president come November.

Caiwyn on January 2, 2012 at 10:36 PM

gophergirl on January 2, 2012 at 10:34 PM

G’night, gg! Many, many prayers are being said by me for Perry for tomorrow :)

C-SPAN is playing the Perry rally next, in just a few minutes…

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 10:39 PM

It’s because every time he talked about job growth in Texas, conservatives started screaming that they were “tired of hearing about Texas” and how Perry apparently “just wants to be president of Texas” or some such.

It’ll be a travesty if we pass up his job growth record and nominate… well, anyone else really. The man’s record is pure kryptonite to Obama. He would absolutely destroy the president come November.

Caiwyn on January 2, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Against Perry Obama is forced to run a social issues fringe campaign & be stuck with fringe support. He can’t use the blame Bush excuse.

Obama can’t use the rich & white routine against Perry since Perry grew up poorer than Obama.

Everything that Rick Perry is and represents is an anathema to Obama and Perry will get under his skin like a thirsty tick…just like he does with Mitt. Perry will rattle him & Axelrod because Perry has beaten Axelrod before.

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Hoping for a shocker in Iowa.
Git er done Perry!
Perry 2012.
I have snickers in the freezer and have box of Krispy Kreme too…

southernms on January 2, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Sorry to say, most Aggies don’t share that sentiment when the hated Longhorns are playing anybody.

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Actually, we received quite a bit of “Aggie Love” when we played (and won) the National Championship.

tmontgomery on January 2, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Actually, we received quite a bit of “Aggie Love” when we played (and won) the National Championship.

tmontgomery on January 2, 2012 at 11:20 PM

That may be, but I distinctly recall USC flags flying in College Station in Winter 2006. Not to mention a certain family member that only watches UT play to see them lose.

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 11:32 PM

“Santroum on electability: Perry ran as conservative in TX, ‘how hard is that?’”

Well, in fact, the Democratic Party was the dominate party in Texas until the mid-90s. So it wasn’t the easy street that is implied.

If I can’t have a true fiscal conservative and entrepreneur like Gary Johnson, then I’m rooting for Perry to be the candidate. Besides Gary Johnson, he’s the only candidate with a proven record of leadership.

Common Sense on January 2, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Perry has really hit his stride the past 2-3 debates and from everything we hear on the ground the last several weeks

This is the Gov Perry we all have known and loved for the past decade

Here’s hoping the voters in Iowa will realize his true credentials and character

It’s quite bizarre reading all this manufactured media contruct about the Santorum surge, when reports on the ground all seem to point for a nice rally by Perry here the last few weeks

I’m past ready for this all to be over tomorrow, and not to have to hear about this state for another 4 years.

South Carolina will be the true bellweather primary– I fail to understand why Perry hasn’t gotten any traction there but I’m hoping now that he’s recovered from his back surgery and seemingly found his stride, this race may still become interesting over the next few weeks

thurman on January 2, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I would love for Perry to pull off a 3rd place win in Iowa. It would be an amazing comeback.

poljunkie51 on January 3, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I find horace and jailbreak to be the most offensive commenters at Hot Air.

I like teasing and good natured trash talk, but those two can’t engage in it without coming off as jerks.

juliesa on January 2, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Ditto!

tmontgomery on January 3, 2012 at 12:11 AM

This reminds me of this classic video of Romney calling out media bias:

Mitt Romney Calls Out Media Bias – “No, I represent the people.”

bluegill on January 2, 2012 at 7:50 PM

You sure do spend a lot of time shilling for Romney….

Perry’s still not my favorite candidate, but that was a great job of pushing back against a reporter trying to herd him into a juicy story by quoting ‘anonymous sources.’

Which is why the Mittdogs are starting the usual sniping by calling him an idiot.

There Goes The Neighborhood on January 3, 2012 at 12:35 AM

That may be, but I distinctly recall USC flags flying in College Station in Winter 2006.

I know. I guess the Austin Aggies get caught up in all the excitement. They were quite fashionable with their maroon longhorn shirts.

Not to mention a certain family member that only watches UT play to see them lose.

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 11:32 PM

He must have been pretty miserable for a few years when we were only losing 1 game a year.

Gonna miss that rivalry.

Perry 2012!

tmontgomery on January 3, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Media have been bised towards Perry from very beginning. Santorum is not surging – it is a ploy by the media and pollsters…. Dems, Romney and msm are pouring time and $$$ to keep him in race to stop Perry. MSM, including fox, and Rep. establishment are doing everything to stop Perry. Sadly, this is what Dems also want, The Dems DO NOT want to run against Rick Perry (witness what the WH has been doing to TX). How could they possibly put his record up against Obama’s? No debates needed – facts are facts. There are no videos out there of Perry changing positions over and over. Now at the last 2 days they pull a trick and promoting Santorum who?? He is all over the TV and nothing is said about Perry and the crowds he is getting everywhere he goes. For God’s sake there is no news about the huge rally he has tonight with all his endorsers.

nancysabet on January 3, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Daystar, a Christian television channel (like TBN) has decided to broadcast Perry’s “The Response” tonight… I think they are trying to tell us that they endorse Perry! Woohoo!

Pass it on, Posse :)

Aslans Girl on January 3, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Iowans, if you read this please consider voting for Gov. Perry, He’s a no-nonsense person. Rick Perry has military experience, legislative experience and executive experience. He’s lived in a rural environment, a suburban environment and a big city environment. The other candidates only wish they had his long record of experience and accomplishment. And there’s a reason why liberals are fleeing to Texas to escape high costs of living and high taxes when they have 48 other states (not including the one they are running from) to choose from. I believe he is the only candidate that will create an environment to put America back to work and free us from the bondage of foreign oil.

nancysabet on January 3, 2012 at 1:11 AM

tmontgomery

Up thine.

Horace on January 3, 2012 at 3:16 AM

Iowans, if you read this please consider voting for Gov. Perry, He’s a no-nonsense person. [...] I believe he is the only candidate that will create an environment to put America back to work and free us from the bondage of foreign oil.

nancysabet on January 3, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Yeah, Perry has some good qualities, but too bad he can’t speak coherently and is an utterly incompetent empty suit who has no chance against Obama in the general election. When general election voters get a look at Perry for the first time, I think their reaction will be, “hmm, he looks and sounds like a dumb Texan. haven’t we been here before?”

No offense, but Perry is a joke. Perry MUST NOT be our candidate. I would like to actually beat Obama, if you don’t mind. There is a reason why Perry has plummeted in the polls: Perry is a terrible candidate who humiliates himself in every debate and appears in way over his head during serious tv interviews.

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:18 AM

Daystar, a Christian television channel (like TBN) has decided to broadcast Perry’s “The Response” tonight… I think they are trying to tell us that they endorse Perry! Woohoo!

Pass it on, Posse :)

Aslans Girl on January 3, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Are they also going to air the clips of Perry’s bigoted supporter (who was also an organizer of the event) disparaging other candidates’ religious beliefs? I’m talking about the remarks that Perry never sufficiently repudiated.

Perry is a clown candidate who appeals to the lowest common denominator. Perry is an embarrassment who we do NOT need representing us in a general election.

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:23 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 2, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I love that ticket. I also love Perry/West :)

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Perry/West 2012! Can Do!

Dr Evil on January 3, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Are they also going to air the clips of Perry’s bigoted supporter (who was also an organizer of the event) disparaging other candidates’ religious beliefs? I’m talking about the remarks that Perry never sufficiently repudiated.

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:23 AM

Welcome to the new “conservatism”!! Just as much race/religious card playing as the democrats and all of the victim identity ideology! Ohhh – respect my religious beliefs or I’ll cry!

I hate to break it to you, but “disrespecting” someone else’s religious beliefs does not make one a “bigot”. Let’s stop being liberals here ok?

According to my religion, all other religions are false. I will NOT respect a different religion. I will respect you as a person, I will respect your right to practice your own religion, but I will NOT respect your religion or bow down to it or pretend that I believe your religion is just as valid as mine. If I were to believe all religions are equally valid, then no religion is valid. So stop with the nonsense.

Let us as conservatives stop this nonsense. It is mostly the Mormons, I note, who keep playing this game. Mormons, I respect you as human beings and I respect your right to believe what you want. I do not believe your religion is christian and do not believe it is a real religion, just like I don’t believe in Scientology, or Islam, or Hinduism. That does not make me a bigot. Grow up and understand the difference between respecting freedom of religion and using thought police to force us to “respect” your religion and give it deference. We do not have to do it and every attempt to force us to makes you look petty and small. We christians (that’s right, I don’t believe LDS is a Christian religion) have our religion mocked and made fun of ad nauseum. So what? Grow up already and stop throwing the bigot card around. Or else come out of the closet as a liberal b/c that’s what you are if all you do is play some kind of victim identity card all the time.

Good lord I am sick of the identity politics being adopted by alleged conservatives.

Monkeytoe on January 3, 2012 at 8:48 AM

I’m talking about the remarks that Perry never sufficiently repudiated.

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:23 AM

What is sufficiently repudiated? converting to your religion and trying to get others to do so? What would appease the victim mentality on display here?

Monkeytoe on January 3, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Aslans Girl on January 3, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Iowa-born Jews for Perry!
*That would be me. LoL*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 3, 2012 at 9:25 AM

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:23 AM

Funny thing is, until quite recently, Mormons/LDS did not want to be called “Christians”. LOL.

If Perry’s such a “clown”, why are you so worried about him? You manage to post your Dem talking points against him in every thread.

And if you’re reduced to this silly thing about a pastor’s remark — that Perry himself came out and said that he did not agree with — you’re deperate. Is this all you have? Oof.

Aslans Girl on January 3, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Monkeytoe on January 3, 2012 at 8:48 AM

+555555!

Wow! Best takedown ever! I need to bookmark this with your permission.

TheRightMan on January 3, 2012 at 9:54 AM

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:18 AM

Wow! Someone is getting reeeaaally desperate.

Not sure anymore that Romney and Obama have it in the bag, right?

Go Perry 2012!

You better believe it!

Romney and his supporters are seeing their worst nightmare come true.

- Perry hits his groove. And even if he doesn’t perform too well in Iowa – he will – his newfound momentum is breaking at the right time in the game. A ‘Tim Tebow’ indeed.

- Gingrich has declared war on Romney. He is prepared to sacrifice his own campaign just to ensure Romney never becomes nominee. In essence, he is going to be Perry’s attack dog. Romney is about to get a taste of his own medicine.

- Santorum and Bachmann, no matter the media-driven hype, are going to drop out whether Romney likes it or not.

The race is just beginning and I place my bets on the candidate who is not hated by 75% of primary voters.

25% support then divide-and-conquer 75% is not a winning strategy.

TheRightMan on January 3, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Perry will come on third and will the nomination

nancysabet on January 3, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Perry will come on third and will the nomination

nancysabet on January 3, 2012 at 10:23 AM

It’s going to be VERY interesting to see HotAir tomorrow morning. Perry 2012!

louisianapatriette on January 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

We have a reason to vote for Perry!:

“You know, I’ve thought about what the prophet Isaiah heard from the Lord when he was asked, ‘Who shall I send,’ and, ‘Who will go for me?’ Isaiah said, ‘Here I am, send me.’”

“Are we going to answer that call?”

“Will you join me in the mission to hold your hand up and say, ‘Here am I, send me,’ and take our country back? That is our challenge. That is our mission.”

“And I will make you this one promise. You have my back tomorrow at the caucuses, and Ill have your back for the next four years in Washington, D.C.”

No word on whether this is the moment the oceans will stop rising and the planet will begin to heal.

Buy Danish on January 3, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Rick Perry confronts Politico over anonymous sources: “You got a name?”

Btw, much respect to Perry for calling out this tool and more need to confront the news media in this bold fasion. Btw 2, Rush Limbo tried the same thing in 2008 when he smeared Mike Huckabee with an unnamed source.

apocalypse on January 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM

If the conservatives don’t soon coalesce around Perry, Romney will win the nomination in a landslide. Time is running short. Iowa needs to get the ball rolling. Santorum and Bachmann are not going to beat Romney. Paul has no chance at all. Newt could hang on for a while (if others leave the field soon), but will not beat Romney. Only Perry has any kind of shot at beating Romney. Things need to happen fast in that regard.

Before everyone gets all excited about Jindal as VP, HA readers need to get truly aquainted with the guy. He may talk conservative, but his actions speak louder than words.
Jindal is a RINO

Big Government solutions for all of the people’s ill’s. We’ve seen this story before.

Carnac on January 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM

That’s great. “You’re either unwilling or don’t have a source”. That’s a Breitbart kind of answer. I like how Perry would not allow himself to be drawn in, repeatedly. I get so tired on unnamed sources, anonymous sources, highly placed sources, people who say, some who say, many who say, everybody who knows and all the usual media incitement gotcha tricks. Allen – He’s a jackass.

ironked on January 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM

What a great clip!! For years, I have longed to hear one candidate (of either party) respond to one of those inane, “people are asking” or “People are saying” unsourced questions with Rick Perry’s response!

“Who?”, “Who is asking?”, “Who are saying!”

And as usual, the non-journalist twit with the microphone just stands there with his mouth open!!

Good on ya’ Rick!!! Hope it catches on……

Pecozbill on January 3, 2012 at 11:49 AM

I could swear I heard Newt start the concept months ago. I’d say that it has caught on since Perry is now doing it.

Carnac on January 3, 2012 at 12:00 PM

tmontgomery

Up thine.

Horace on January 3, 2012 at 3:16 AM

You just proved juliesa on January 2, 2012 at 9:11 PM point.

tmontgomery on January 3, 2012 at 12:27 PM

That is what I call a “Smackdown”. Perry could easily stand up to Obama!! Especially when he has his record to back him up, no doubt in my mind at all.

Tn.-Vol on January 3, 2012 at 12:34 PM

The Entire Class of Texas A&M 1972 is in Iowa volunteering for Rick Perry…Aggies are awesome!

Probably got the time because they haven’t been able to find jobs with their degrees.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 8:31 PM

You don’t know what you’re talking about, but that never stops you. I never met an Aggie that wasn’t successful.

kg598301 on January 3, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Monkeytoe on January 3, 2012 at 8:48 AM

+10 So, so true—and if the Dems feel free to attack bereaved parents and put Trig Palen up for sale on E-bay, you can bet your last drink in a dry state that they will be delving into the BoM and that we’ll all be palm facing every time a Mormon shows up to defend.

I know what’s in the weeds and I’d much rather defend the Perry Moment or the Gingrich Fanny May contract than Romney’s oath to cut his own throat.

It will not be pretty.

Portia46 on January 3, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Monkeytoe on January 3, 2012 at 8:48 AM

NICE rant, dude. I could not agree more!

kg598301 on January 3, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I’m no Perry fan but I give him major props for standing up to this reporter!

LevinFan on January 3, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Politico is exposing themselves as a leftwing hatemongering machine with absolutely no regards for the truth. I guess the journ-o-list that had the leftwing bigots listed that reside at the politico was dead on the money. They belong in the same cesspool along with media matters when it come to the truth.The only difference betwen a journalist and prostitue on the street is the prostitute makes more money for being a whore.

volsense on January 3, 2012 at 2:54 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IBUNh0llpY

This is SO good.

gophergirl on January 3, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Problems with Perry:

Severe chrony capitalism issues

Texas version of the Dream act-with a failure to appreciate the resentment of those who are here legally and pay taxes and then can’t afford to send their own kids to college while their tax dollars pay tuition for illegals whose parents don’t pay taxes. If you oppose my position you’re heartless. If we don’t give these Hispanic kids useless bachelor’s degrees they’ll have to go on welfare. Sorry, welfare or a college degree are not life’s only choices.

Generally poor media performance-this episode excepted. We are a media driven nation. Perry is a relatively poor performer in a country where the media is pro-Obama and will show Obama’s oponent in the worst light possible.

Remember how bad Perry looks sometimes-that’s what the media will show over and over and over and over and over and over. Picture the Oops debate moment shown on every newscast and all over the internet, every day from the nomination to the general election.

talkingpoints on January 3, 2012 at 3:16 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 2, 2012 at 8:26 PM

annoyinglittletwerp, welcome to TTU town. ;)
I’ve been here since 2006.

avagreen on January 3, 2012 at 3:26 PM

talkingpoints on January 3, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Texas version of the Dream act-with a failure to appreciate the resentment of those who are here legally and pay taxes and then can’t afford to send their own kids to college while their tax dollars pay tuition for illegals whose parents don’t pay taxes. If you oppose my position you’re heartless. If we don’t give these Hispanic kids useless bachelor’s degrees they’ll have to go on welfare. Sorry, welfare or a college degree are not life’s only choices.

Then, someone needs to tell these uninformed that they are simply wrong.
1. Among the requirements for the in-state tuition for children of illegals is that they need to have been a Texas resident for (at least) 3 years prior (in contrast to the 6-mo. rule for other in-state applicants)before applying for in-state tuition, three years or longer in which their parents (or possibly the students themselves) have been paying taxes. This in-state tuition is being provided in order to avoid civil & federal lawsuits laws in place, as it is unlawful to DENY in-state tuition to (a)”in-state” students (b)whose parents have been paying their taxes to support these institution just like I have been.
2. Also, the majority of these students are NOT going to a 4-year program (bachelors), but community colleges (2-yr programs) or trade schools.
Do the math:
Since 2001, 22,697 students who benefited from the law have attended Texas colleges and universities.

During the 2009 fall semester (alone)–emphasis added by me), 8,406 such students were enrolled at community and technical schools and 3,725 at public universities. Seven were enrolled at health-related institutes.

SOURCE: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
3. Any student that lives in Texas (at least 6 mos.) is entitled to in-state tuition. I know………I had four of them do so.

avagreen on January 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Remember how bad Perry looks sometimes-that’s what the media will show over and over and over and over and over and over. Picture the Oops debate moment shown on every newscast and all over the internet, every day from the nomination to the general election.

talkingpoints on January 3, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Yeah, I agree.

Anyone who the MSM has treated unfairly shouldn’t run for any office.

avagreen on January 3, 2012 at 3:59 PM

No word on whether this is the moment the oceans will stop rising and the planet will begin to heal.

Buy Danish on January 3, 2012 at 10:42 AM

You do a really good job at shaming Christians for their beliefs. Kudos for the cold water in the face.

You should be proud of your outstanding reasoning abilities. I hope you never need anyone to pray for you and your health and any of your loved ones. It would be sortuv hypocritical.

avagreen on January 3, 2012 at 4:05 PM

talkingpoints on January 3, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Forgot one link. There is resentment for this type of action as well. And, the type of thing that Texas is trying to avoid (ie, civil and federal lawsuits).

http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2011/11/02/children-of-illegal-immigrants-sue-florida-over-states-college-tuition-policy/

avagreen on January 3, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I predict that Perry will come in 4th after Romney, Paul, And Santorum. Which is cool with me since Santorum will be gone after NH and Ron Paul will never be the nominee. So that showing would make me pretty happy.

kg598301 on January 3, 2012 at 8:33 PM

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