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10:04 AM on 01/28/2012
Dallas has about 15 schools that are scheduled to be closed, some that are rated Exemplary, because Perry slashed the education budget. Corporations did get a tax break though, so it's not all bad news. Those "people" are OK. Not to worry.
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AFRescue143
Live long and prosper, IN PEACE
10:00 AM on 01/28/2012
And how much does Perry have left in his Campaign War Chest? Let him pay for it. The voters of Texas did not vote him into office to run for President, they voted him into office as Governor, any other expense beyond that should be the responsibility of the Governor personally.
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sammi 56
11:54 AM on 01/28/2012
Texas should realize that and insist he divy up and pay for it!
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foerschnerr
It's easier to do things right the first time.
09:58 AM on 01/28/2012
Yeah, isn't this great? And there is talk of him running for governor again when his term is up. And then possibly running for President in 2016. That means more money shoveled into this "security" hole.

The only way to stop the waste and madness would be for the people of Texas to wake up and vote against him if he runs again for governor. Then if he wants to extend his folly into another presidental run, he will have to foot his own bills.
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Loyd Hawkins
Wendy Davis for Governor!
10:26 AM on 01/28/2012
New polls in Texas say that an overwhelming majority of Texans do NOT want Perry to run again, and this includes many GOP voters. In fact, many would like for him to resign now! No way the taxpayers of Texas should foot the bill for his political ambitions.
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nana4g
11:04 AM on 01/28/2012
If he resigns, which he won't, what would we be stuck with? The Attorney General is ramping up his public profile and is UNACCEPTable to me. The Secretary of State did not even attend college. The State Legislature is all Republican and just rubberstamped everything he wanted, bending rules, etc. There are no more Texas patriots to demand another election and recall him. We have to support him in the style to which he has been accustomed until this term is finished, I fear. Republicans have made such a mess in Texas, we are not yet ready for even the next Primary because of another redistricting and pending court action. Where is John Wayne and Davy Crockett when you need them!
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foerschnerr
It's easier to do things right the first time.
11:59 AM on 01/28/2012
I know his disapproval rating is low right now but how will it be in a couple of years when it's time to fool us again? I don't trust the Perry Republicans of this state who support and back him no matter what. They seem to have an endless supply of money, are able to get their voters out and have very convenient memories. He will never resign as this gig pays him too well, plus perks. Texans need to wake up and let Perry know how they feel and keep him from running again and/or winning. Another Presidental run in 2016 will be the same money pit for us.
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09:54 AM on 01/28/2012
Well, citizens of Texas: sorry you're getting the bill, but hey...thanks for the laughs!
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ge971
slightly to the left of John Lennon
10:17 AM on 01/28/2012
LMAO so true
09:49 AM on 01/28/2012
Well that's certainly Money well spent. I guess that is Fiscal Conservatism Texas Style.
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foerschnerr
It's easier to do things right the first time.
12:10 PM on 01/28/2012
This is just the tip of the Perry Iceberg.
Clevelandinwi
Progressive is good; regressive, not so much.
09:48 AM on 01/28/2012
Texas seems to have forgotten how gw soaked them day after day after day while he was their 'governor in non-residence'.
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foerschnerr
It's easier to do things right the first time.
12:13 PM on 01/28/2012
I think W had the decency to resign when he ran for President but don't recall if that was before or after he was nominated. Anyway, that's how we got saddled (no pun intended) with Perry who was the Lt. Gov. How lucky did the U.S. and Texas get after one election?
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JonnyLogic
evolve, or buh-bye
09:37 AM on 01/28/2012
I never understood how some people acheved office. Please, Texas, deal with this clown.
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enigma2
I am not really here, really I'm not
09:52 AM on 01/28/2012
They will, when his current governorship expires they'll probably elect him to an even higher office..
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Loyd Hawkins
Wendy Davis for Governor!
10:27 AM on 01/28/2012
Nope, new polls here in Texas say that Perry is toast with the electorate here, Republicans and Democrats finally have something they agree on.
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scooter1
Bias is irrelevant to truth
09:36 AM on 01/28/2012
Awesome. Im glad he feels he needs to spend tax payer money on his failed presidential campaign
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marecek
Lawyers for argle bargle.
09:03 AM on 01/28/2012
Why on earth should the people of Texas pay for this?
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Vivvy
Just trying to keep the conversation lively
09:47 AM on 01/28/2012
We shouldn't, just like we shouldn't be paying in excess of $10,000 rent for a big house he's living in while the Governor's mansion is being repaired. One would think less grandiose digs would be in order...well, everyone but Rick & Anita.
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enigma2
I am not really here, really I'm not
09:55 AM on 01/28/2012
Perhaps he could have taken a lesson from our former and current Governors in California, you may not agree with either of their politics but they both have shown some degrees of restraint.
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mario59
KSU 05/04/70 RIP never ever forget
09:57 AM on 01/28/2012
Another prime example of how his kind think: internalize all profits to themselves by externalizing all costs on to the public commons. I've heard this is exactly how the big-box retailers get their low, low prices too, make sure you can figure out what schmuck you can get to shoulder your costs!
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bdcelina777
Family in America since 1662, before the GOP/TP
09:00 AM on 01/28/2012
Insane, he should not even ask if he had a shread of credibility.
DesertRatzoRizzo
Stop the idolatry of the gun
08:58 AM on 01/28/2012
America needs an enema. Stick the hose in Texas.
08:53 AM on 01/28/2012
I've always thought it would be better if we required officer holders to resign before running. There would be more thought given if the party knew it would have to replace the candidate at their home base. The exception I would make is for an office holder in their last year of a term clearly seeking to run for higher office and entering either their new office or retirement.
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Vivvy
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09:49 AM on 01/28/2012
Too logical. Won't ever happen, unfortunately.
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cigi
08:28 AM on 01/28/2012
Not to worry...he'll just cut Medicaid a little more and gut education...plenty of $$$$$$$$$ to cover his trips. Texans have their heads so far up their a$$e$, they'll never connect the dots. I just left Texas after living there for the last 19 years and believe me, these folks are not only ignorant as far as Republican crazies go, but they are darn proud of it!
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Hazelnut101
07:59 AM on 01/28/2012
LOLOLOL, Texan's sure know how to repeat "stupidity". Vote for him again fools.
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jim9034
Chirp!
05:46 AM on 01/28/2012
When will the far right ever learn they are being played by these so called presidential hopefuls. Like the saying goes, a fool and his money soon go different ways.