Rolling Stone is normally not on our list of recommended monthly reading, but the latest edition prints a rather frightening story about the man who has been Texas’ Governor for a decade. Be warned, at times the language is graphic.
To give you a taste of what the magazine wants people to know of the man and the cronyism he has thrived on here in Texas, here are a few highlights:
- “On the human level he is a nonpersonality, an almost perfect cipher – a man whose only discernible passion is his extreme willingness to be whatever someone will pay him to be, or vote for him to be.”
- “Rick Perry brings shallow to a new level. He is very gifted in that regard. He could be the Adolf Hitler of shallow.”
- “Rick Perry has managed to set a scary new low in the annals of opportunism, turning Texas into a swamp of political incest and backroom dealing on a scale not often seen this side of the Congo or Sierra Leone.”
- “Favors are the one consistent thread running through Perry’s political career. Throughout his time as governor, whenever his ideology or his religion comes into conflict with the need to give a handout to a major campaign donor, ideology and religion lose every single time.”
With fair warning the graphic language of this article may be offensive, however, it remains an accurate and an educational read.
We Texans wants voters to have this insider’s look at the man and the office he has controlled for the past decade. However, more importantly, as you read, we remind you that the Governor cannot be crooked all on his own. We have only been able to arrive at this level of corruption in our state government this past decade at the complicit hands of our state legislature. The Governor cannot sign any legislation that hasn’t passed the house and senate first.
We will continue to turn the spotlight on crony capitalism in Texas not only in the office of the Governor but also in the halls the Capitol. And we will continue to work for the return to a just rule of law because “All free men, when they form a social compact, have equal rights, and no man, or set of men, is entitled to exclusive separate public emoluments, or privileges…”