20 February 2007 at 10:31:10 AM
Didn\'t want to put this on Peter Stern\'s wonderful answer to Mr O\'Connor\'s energy letter, but Mr. O\'Connor was the one rumoured to be having an affair with Rick Perry, at which time Anita Perry was said to be threatening divorce.
The Chronicle also pointed out how last year Perry signed the "Defense of Marriage Act," the Texas Legislature\'s "latest gratuitous demonstration that it believes gay and lesbian Texans deserve fewer rights than other citizens." The rumors have become stronger as Bush and other Republicans push for a Constitutional amendment to ensure that no gay couple marries.
The Chronicle\'s story mentioned how Perry and his wife spent Presidents Day weekend in the Bahamas with major political donors James and Cecelia Leininger and John and Bobbi Nau. The official story on this was it was a "working trip" paid for by "campaign funds" to discuss "public school finance." As the Chronicle pointed out, "That is, during a luxury retreat in the Bahamas, the governor discussed "public school finance" with a group of wealthy right-wing activists who have done everything in their power to undermine, or even abolish, public education."
Besides the gay aspect of the Perry-O\'Connor story, it\'s also pretty incestuous for Perry to have spent Bahama time with the Leiningers.
The story is at click here. Here is a photo of the "support Perry" rally.
Meanwhile, a blog written by Wick Allison, publisher/editor of D Magazine, a mainstream city magazine, mentioned that Geoff Connor, Perry\'s secretary of state and alleged playmate, threatened to track down the source of the rumor and sue. Republicans have blamed a Democratic operative in Houston.
A politically-connected attorney in Texas told me he has known about Perry\'s gay side since the 1980s. And two district judges in Odessa told him that the rumor was always there when they served in the Legislature with Perry.
I don\'t care if he is gay or bi or whatever, what\'s appalling is the hypocrisy involved - Perry is going around condemning gays and signing laws against them in public while possibly doing something different in private.
Update: 2011- Perry getting ready to address those gay rumours. I say, just like Obama was hounded about his birth certificate, let's get Geoff O'Connor out to meet the press and lay this to rest, NOT through a statement, but in front of people who ask questions. Because we all KNOW here in Texas that Perry is not a truthful person.Just ask anyone about his stance on the Trans Texas Corridor and taking away people's private property through eminent domain. Or trying to force STD shots on little girls. Ten Things You PRobably Don't Know About Rick Perry.
P.P.S Did you know that Perry was a cheerleader at A&M?
Update: 2011- Apparently wondering about Rick Perry's gayness is a top Google search.
AND Politico says today, August 13, 2011 that the Perry campaign is getting ready to talk about it.
I kind of laugh about this.
"As you may know, Rick and Anita Perry first met in grade school, went on their first date together in 1966, have been lovingly married since 1982 and are parents to two grown children," said top Perry strategist Dave Carney. "This kind of nameless, faceless smear campaign is run against the Perry family in seemingly every campaign, with no basis, truth or success.
What was it that Larry Craig said when he was caught with is wide stance? Or Ted Haggard, who, incidentally, was partners with one of Rick Perry's cult people, C Peter Wagner at The Response? Oh yeah
Bwahahah> Juanita Jean on How Rick Perry is Not Gay\
Nope, he’s not gay. He said so. Georg Rekers, Larry Craig, and Ted Haggard aren’t gay either, because they said so. And that alabama preacher who died at home wearing two wetsuits and rubber underwear wasn’t gay either. He just really, really liked himself a lot. Kinda like Rick.
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1 - CHuck Feney
14 Aug 2011 @ 5:48:51 PM
Strange Bed Fellows in Texas in 2004
A Texas RINO Governor named Rick Perry
Got busted bedding his State Secretary.
His wife couldn’t handle
The thought of a scandal
Like Idaho’s “wide stance” Senator Larry!
Perry likes to pray, and talk about straight Texas Honor
But his wife caught him with Secretary of State Geoff Connor.
His wife felt disgraced
That she’d been displaced
‘Cause Rick spent way more time off her than on her!
Soon after the sordid tale hit he press
The Bilderburgers stepped in to suppress
All these gay Perry rumors
Which are electoral tumors
So they brought in “The Rove” for finesse.
Karl issued an immediate repudiation
And arranged Goeff Connor’s resignation
‘Cause the Bilderburg’s goal
Of a Perry Presidential role
Won’t be blocked by Rick’s back door infatuation.
When Perry prays, he’s only playin’ you for a fool
For he only practices the top half of the Golden Rule.
He now awaits his chance
To “widen out” his stance
And be President, offering to push in America’s stool!
2 - humanbeing
14 Aug 2011 @ 9:28:13 PM
Well, if the only issue about Perry was that he was gay, I wouldn't object to his candidacy at all. It's all that other stuff that's so disturbing.
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3 - pstern
15 Aug 2011 @ 9:08:23 AM
I just wanted to say that it is very interesting to read a Who's Who on Rick Perry's appointment list. Perry makes his selection from people who contribute large amounts to his campaign financing and/or it is people he has had an affiliation with, e.g. Toomey, Sharp (who is up for another appointment this time at Texas A&M, Perry's cheerleading alma mater), of course O'Connor who was Secretary of State and who did nothing re: the question of Voting Machine Integrity, and many more. Perry also picked most of the judges on the State Supreme Court. While we're told that the position of Governor of Texas is the "weakest" office in the state, Perry actually appoints hundreds of people to top posts. Many of those appointments have caused a lot of grief for average Texans.
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4 - pstern
15 Aug 2011 @ 9:59:01 AM
and while it's nowhere near a complete listing of all the people Perry appointed during his 4 terms in office, you can review some on his site.
The only thing is that you won't find the complete truth about the people he appointed. You would have to Google each person to get a full awareness of their affiliations and whether they contributed to various politicians and special interest causes.
Unfortunately, I haven't found an easy way to find a public document showing Who's Who on Perry's portfolio. It would be a very long list.
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