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Mon Jul 8, 2013, 03:08 PM

Perry: Tired of being Governor For Life

Will not seek re-election in 2014.

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/perry-wont-seek-re-election/nYgRy/

I hear he's got a new gig lined up as Vladimir Putin's bear fluffer.

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Reply Perry: Tired of being Governor For Life (Original post)
NoPasaran Jul 2013 OP
Ilsa Jul 2013 #1
Gothmog Jul 2013 #2
longship Jul 2013 #3
sonias Jul 2013 #4
Vogon_Glory Jul 2013 #8
sonias Jul 2013 #5
ZRT2209 Jul 2013 #6
onestepforward Jul 2013 #7

Response to NoPasaran (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 03:19 PM

1. I hope he rides into the sunset, but

I suspect he'll try to push his idea of statesmanship on the rest of the country.

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Response to NoPasaran (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 03:26 PM

2. AG Abbott is sitting on a war chest of $17+ million

Goodhair has a war chest of $6 million. You do not raise $17+ million if you are not running for Governor and people do not give you that type of money if they do not expect you to run

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Response to NoPasaran (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 03:31 PM

3. Putin's *personal* bear fluffer!


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Response to NoPasaran (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 04:48 PM

4. Praise dog!

I hope Texas wakes up to a new possibility. Let's stop putting these corrupt republican politicians in the Governor's office.

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Response to sonias (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 11:10 PM

8. I'd Like To See A State-Wide Sweep

I'd like to see Republicans swept out of Texas' executive branch and the Governor's Mansion, the Lieutenant Governor's chair, and the Attorney General's post in the hands of Democrats.

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Response to NoPasaran (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 05:06 PM

5. Adios, Mofo: Rick Perry Will Not be Governor for Life

Texas Observer 7/8/13
Adios, Mofo: Rick Perry Will Not be Governor for Life

Ever since Rick Perry flamed out in spectacular fashion as a presidential candidate, political prognosticators have been speculating—baselessly at times—about his next step. Would he run for re-election as governor, potentially serving an unprecedented 18 years? Would he make another run at the White House? Would he retire and join Rudy Giuliani on the lucrative motivational speaking circuit?

Today, Perry revealed what his staff had billed as “exciting future plans” and put to rest some of the speculation. At a press conference at the Holt Cat dealership in San Antonio, the longest serving governor in Texas history announced that he will not seek re-election. “The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership,” he said, pausing to gather himself as he betrayed some emotion. Or, as Perry once put it, “Adios, mofo.”


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Response to sonias (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 06:50 PM

6. Abbott will be 10 times worse - a vicious tea party a-hole

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Response to NoPasaran (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 10:56 PM

7. I'm kinda disappointed.

He would have made it much easier for us to win the governorship. Even Republicans are sick of him.

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