Perry ready for Obama trip to Texas

This ought to be good. The president is on his way to Texas today to tout his "jobs" agenda and GOP Governor Rick Perry will be on hand to greet him. Texas Tribune: Just after noon on Thursday, as Obama steps off Air Force One in Austin, Perry plans to be again waiting on the tarmac. This time, with a message about the economy. "Gov. Perry simply plans to welcome the president to Texas and perhaps encourage him to implement Texas' successful economic policies nationwide," Perry spokesman Josh Havens said. After his encounter with Perry, Obama has a busy afternoon scheduled. While that visit in 2010 centered on a speech on higher education at the University of Texas, this trip is about promoting Obama's efforts to spur economic growth. His decision to come to Texas is notable, as Perry has worked to frame the state's strong economic performance in recent years as a result of Republican policies that keep taxes low and regulation light. And while Obama has struggled to...(Read Full Post)