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Last Week Rick Perry Says He wants to SELL the Texas State Lottery-THIS week his SON goes to work for Consulting firm

13 February 2007 at 12:58:29 PM

Recently I saw a letter to the editor about the HPV fiasco that suggested we should IMPEACH Rick Perry. Well, here\'s another reason. At the very least, Perry sure doesn\'t exercise good judgement in having his son Griffin go to work for one of the two firms consulting on selling the lottery and at worst, as I suspect is more the case, Mr. Cronies-R-Us is a crook who needs to quit rewarding his pals and those who line his pockets.

UBS, one of two large financial firms consulting with the governor\'s office over the possible sale of the Texas lottery, hired Gov. Rick Perry\'s son to work in its Dallas office about two weeks ago.

The governor\'s office said that there is no relationship between the two events and that Griffin Perry, 23, is a bright young economist who is pursuing a career on his own merits.

Yeah, Right. Even if we assumed there was NO relationship, what does it say about the lack of common sense of Perry? Or does he just not give a flip for the citizens of Texas?

The brokering of a $14 billion lottery concession could mean tens of millions to the chosen firm.

"Hiring the governor\'s son seems to be a way to enamor yourself with the man at the top," McDonald said.

He said he recognized that it\'s not always easy to pick your way through opportunities when you\'re related to the governor.

"But he doesn\'t have to work for the firm that has a lot of potential business in front of his father," McDonald said.

Not in Rick Perry\'s world, where the rich and well-connected get the bennies.

P.S. This article from the Houston chronicle also talks about Rick Perry's attempting force of STD shots on little girls.

Perry pushed the lottery sale last week in his State of the State address. His aides said the sale would generate roughly $300 million more from investments each year than the state now collects in ticket sales.

Money from the sale would be invested to fund three trusts: one for public education, a second for cancer research and a third for health care for as many as 600,000 low-income, uninsured Texans.

Perry's proposal stunned many lawmakers still fuming over his executive order four days earlier requiring 11- and 12-year-old girls to be vaccinated against a sexually-transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.

That order raised questions as to whether Perry had been influenced by his former chief of staff, Mike Toomey, who is a registered lobbyist for Merck, the drug company that holds a monopoly on the vaccine.

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