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Republican Party Blindness: Perry once referred to Bush as his “philosophical soul mate.”

Fourth, Perry once referred to Bush as his “philosophical soul mate.” This is particularly telling. As far as I have been able to determine, Perry has never revoked this judgment. Presumably, what this means is that Perry and Bush share the same vision of the world — and, thus, the same vision of politics. And what this in turn evidently suggests is that while Perry has implicitly criticized the former President for his self-identification as a “compassionate conservative,” he is disposed to govern similarly to the manner in which his predecessor governed — i.e. as a “compassionate conservative.” That is, he is not likely to govern as any kind of conservative at all.


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The quote is from Dallas

The quote is from Dallas Morning News, September 15, 1998. It's quoting what Perry wrote to potential campaign contributors during his run for Lt. Gov.

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

That's about as damning as

That's about as damning as it's going to get for serious tea-partiers...