Rick Perry Corparatist for SaleSubmitted by Fawkes on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 22:09
Rick Perry never worried me as a threat to Paul because he has too many skeletons in the closet and the more we see of him the more his novelty will ware off on anyone with a functioning brain. Although it will be entertaining to watch all his posturing and ridiculously grandiose statements in the meantime. Maybe he has a career in professional wrestling after he drops out of the race, if he has enough credibility left to do that. A few tidbits regarding Perry's for sale status. Spread them around:
Excerpt: “If you are saying I can be bought for $5,000, I am offended,” Perry said, citing the size of a Merck campaign check three months before his February, 2007, order, which would have netted the pharmaceutical company millions in sales had it not been rescinded after a firestorm of resistance in the Texas Legislature.
But Texas Ethics Commission records show he has accepted $29,500 from the Merck PAC during his entire tenure as governor, $22,000 of it prior to his 2007 order. In addition, Toomey, who served in the Texas House with Perry and later as his chief of staff, has contributed more than $48,000 to Texans for Rick Perry during his decade in office.
Furthermore, Texans for Public Justice reported Tuesday that Merck has contributed $377,500 to the Republican Governor’s Association PAC since 2006 – the year that Perry became heavily involved in the organization. (He has chaired it twice since then, resigning his most recent chairmanship in July to run for president.) The RGA is Perry’s largest contributor, at $4 million during his tenure as governor.