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Rick *Career Politician* Perry Roundup O Day - Sep 16 2011
 


16 September 2011 at 12:18:38 PM
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Rick Perry tells Newton Iowa it's *droughty* Texas. Wonder if he also mentioned that he did an official proclamation calling for a rain prayer in April?

Texas is “droughthy,” Rick Perry told a crowd here when mentioning today’s rain.

“Our part of the world is just droughthy, it doesn’t rain there on a regular basis,” Perry said when telling a story of when he first ran for state representative and was told by his father that if he were to take credit for the rain, he’ll also get blamed for the drought.

“I’ll leave that up to the good Lord. The rain will come with the rain will come,” Perry said.

And the Good Lord saw fit to completely ignore Rick Perry's official call for rain in April.

Speaking of bad weather, Rick Perry FINALLY decided to cough up some money, AFTER the wildfires, and AFTER he had already cut the budget for firefighters. Seems all that bad press must have taken its toll. Where's the money coming from? I wonder if it could be rainy day fund.

Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus requested that Texas Forest Service expedite the distribution of $27 million for the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program and made an additional $5 million available to pay for firefighting equipment and other expenses resulting from the unprecedented wildfire season this year.

“Due to the extreme drought conditions and destructive wildfires that have burned millions of acres across the State of Texas this year, we believe it is vitally important to provide volunteer fire departments with the critical resources they need to save lives and protect property when dangerous wildfires threaten their communities,” the three state leaders said in a letter sent Wednesday to the director of Texas Forest Service.

The funds will be administered by Texas Forest Service and distributed via grants to volunteer fire departments. As directed, the grant applications will be screened to prioritize funding for volunteer fire departments hardest hit by this year’s wildfires.

Because yeah, NOW they want to fund it.

Rick Perry is all about the secrecy. Especially at the governor's mansion

Most interesting: Perry's team reached a confidential settlement last week in which his campaign admits that it violated disclosure laws by hiding the details of more than $800K it spent on amenities at the governors mansion, including flowers, food and drink -- even cable television bills that included hundreds of dollars worth of charges for movies and events.

Here's the Texas Ethics Commission report

and here's more from Politico

Unlike Bush, Perry does not release daily schedules in advance as governorexcept for public meetings, and, in response to public records requests, he has released only spare schedules that, according to a Texas Tribune analysis last year, contain far less detailed information than those of his big state counterparts, including then-Govs. David Paterson of New York, Arnold Schwarzenegger of California and Charlie Crist of Florida.

When asked whether he’d voluntarily release more information about his schedule, Perry said in an October 2010 interview “I think we give so much information already that it is boring.”

The governor’s office won a ruling from the state attorney general’s office that mansion guests’ names do not have to be made public, and governor’s office spokeswoman Allison Castle told POLITICO “we do not maintain a record of mansion guests.”

According to the Houston Chronicle, Perry has withheld information sought in about 100 requests filed under the Texas Public Information Act, instead appealing the requests to the attorney general’s office, which has sometimes found itself in conflict with Perry’s office over the public information law.

When Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office ruled against Perry in his bid to withhold documents related to a $4.5 million state grant to a major donor’s company, the company sued Abbott’s office, bottling up the documents at least temporarily. And when Abbott’s office ruled that Perry couldn’t withhold documents related to his 2003 budget proposal, Perry reportedly asked allies in the state House to push ultimately unsuccessful legislation to make budget documents secret.

What? Won't Rick Perry be able to politicize textbooks anymore?

TFN, a watchdog organization that closely monitors the education board, celebrated the new law as an opportunity to reject controversial materials adopted by the SBOE, noting the long history of heated Texas textbook battles including efforts to censor information on sex education, evolution, slavery and civil rights. In 2001, the group points out, the SBOE declined a potential environmental science textbook because some board members objected to information on ties between climate change and industrial pollution.

“Schools will finally be able to say ‘no’ to politicized instructional materials when the state board forces publishers to censor or revise information simply because of personal or ideological objections,” said Miller.


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