06/24/2011 08:09 pm ET Updated Aug 24, 2011

Rick Perry's Rainy Day Fund Claim Exposes Disconnect With Conservative Texas Lawmakers

The country's longest-serving governor naturally depends on the accomplishments of the state Legislature to bolster his presidential bona fides. But Perry's neon-light promotion of the robust reserve account on the national stage exposes a disconnect with the conservative lawmakers battling for his principles at home, where at the state level his party is working to divert negative public sentiment about the deep budget reductions.

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