August 9, 2011
Politico Playing Texism Card?
Politico's Jonathan Martin, Maggie Haberman, and Mike Allen are reporting that Rick Perry will make his 2012 intentions clear this Saturday in a speech in South Carolina. Apparently the trio thinks their readers have short-term memory loss. They remind us six times in a 339 word article that Rick Perry is the "Texas governor," "the Texan," from "Austin" in "Texas." With emphasis added: According to two sources familiar with the plan, the Texas governor will remove any doubt about his White House intentions during his appearance at a RedState conference in Charleston.It's uncertain whether Saturday will mark a formal declaration, but Perry's decision to disclose his intentions the same day as the Ames straw poll - and then hours later make his first trip to New Hampshire - will send shock waves through the race and upend whatever results come out of the straw poll.Immediately following his speech in South Carolina, Perry will make his New Hampshire debut at a house party at...(Read Full Post)