Does anybody remember Geoffrey O'Connor? He was Rick Perry's appointment to Secretary of State awhile back. Resigned under dubious circumstances - rumors of having been a Rick Perry lover. Yes that Geoffrey.
All Your Rick Perry Gay Sex Rumors Collected in One Handy Book "I suggest you ask Rick Perry."
The longest-standing rumor about Perry—and the one that has received the most public attention—is that his wife Anita caught him sleeping with his Secretary of State Geoff Connor and threatened a divorce. Maxey says that he and the reporter drove to Connor's house to confront him, and here's what Connor said: "I'm no longer a public official and I don't care to comment on that. I suggest you ask Rick Perry."
Don't know why this strikes me like this - it's just a gut feeling and I don't know anything about this guy at all.
The cronyism part - that is a pre-requisite for any position Perry appoints someone to.