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Sun Sep 30, 2012, 09:13 PM

Activists wait for meeting with Perry. And wait. And wait.

SHAME SHAME RICK PERRY

AUSTIN — The last time Gov. Rick Perry met with members of the disability rights group, ADAPT, one brought her grandbaby along. That baby has grown into 4th-grader while activists wait for a second meeting, said activist Bob Kafka.

“We sort of have a measure — as the grandbaby gets older and older, we can see how long it's been since Gov. Perry met with us,” said Kafka, a longtime organizer with ADAPT, which advocates for Medicaid-funded programs that allow people who are elderly or have disabilities to live in the community rather than in institutions.

Advocating for Medicaid programs can be a tough slog in Texas, where waiting lists are long for community services and Perry is standing firm against expanding the basic program to cover more Texans.

At a protest just over a week ago organized by the Service Employees International Union and Texas Organizing Project, in which ADAPT took part, demonstrators were met with a closed door and state troopers outside Perry's office.
http://www.chron.com/news/news_columnists/article/Activists-wait-for-meeting-with-Perry-And-wait-3907091.php

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Mon Oct 1, 2012, 12:13 AM

1. Even though I always assumed you had to actually be human to hold office,

Perry proves how little I know.

Again.

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Mon Oct 1, 2012, 09:51 AM

2. The Organizations rep's name was Kafka.

If there isn't any better example of irony in dealing with cement head perry, I can't find it.

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