Timely Rick Perry itemSubmitted by anonymous1 on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 20:53
I'd bet the real reason for missing the SC debate wasnt JUST the wildfires, but maybe trying to help divert media attention away from this little gem.
" . . .Under Gov. Rick Perry (R) this year, Texas slashed state funding for the volunteer fire departments that protect most of the state from wildfires like the ones that have recently destroyed more than 700 homes.
Volunteer departments that were already facing financial strain were slated to have their funding cut from $30 million to $7 million, according to KVUE. . . "
" . . . At a press conference Monday, Perry promised to seek federal disaster relief and said that FEMA would be in the state by Wednesday.
While the Texas governor has been highly critical of FEMA in the past, he told CBS' Erica Hill Tuesday that now was not the time to worry about reforming the agency.
"The issue is taking care of these people right now," Perry insisted.
So, let's see. Perry tries and acts like hes "taking the high road" and doesnt want to debate fEMA right now, "lets just get the people some help" thats the most important thing. LOL.
NO PERRY!! The most important thing is you diverting the attention AWAY from your insane hypocrisy.
I'll CUT the Tx funding for fire depts. BUT
I'll gladly sign up to take the rest of the country's money because I CUT the fire depts.