Republican Party Blindness: Perry once referred to Bush as his “philosophical soul mate.”Submitted by We the People on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 12:11
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.