“Gov. Rick Perry is inviting hundreds of prominent Republican donors and policy experts to a series of gatherings next month that are intended to rebuild his damaged national brand and lay the foundation for a potential 2016 presidential campaign….
The small-group sessions kick off Tuesday and Wednesday in Austin with a pair of lunches and dinners held in the governor’s mansion wedged between policy briefings at the nearby office of Perry senior adviser Jeff Miller. In all, Perry’s team expects he will meet in person with more than 500 major donors and bundlers from around the country in December as well as a slew of operatives, Republican National Committee members and policy experts.”
Chris Christie is heading to Texas to fundraise for the Republican Governors Association, which he heads (although probably not for long).
But neither current Texas governor Rick Perry nor GOP gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott will be there. They, um, have to do laundry that night or something. They obviously don’t want to be in the same room with him or have their picture taken with him.
Before Bridgegate everyone wanted a picture with Christie because you’d look so thin.
It’s been quite a week for Texas Gov. Rick Perry. He went from signing a bill to defend Christmas in Texas’ public schools to vetoing one that would have defended women’s right to equal pay, a state version of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Act.
Forty-two other states have these equal-pay laws.
So Perry chose to address an imaginary problem and ignore a very real one. Is he still on those pain meds for his back?
We can all sleep better at night now, people, especially if you live in Texas. Gov. Rick Perry has solved a terrible problem.
It’s now okay to say “Merry Christmas” in Texas public schools. Also, you can display symbols of Christmas if you have symbols of more than one religion or just one religion (guess which one!) and a secular symbol.
So look for Frosty the Snowman joining the Three Wise Men in the manger. Perhaps Frosty will be holding a menorah.