“CHUCK TODD: Reading your book, Governor, to me it’s pretty obvious you’re thinking about running for president. You have a couple of fun little winks and nods at New Hampshire in there and about the fact that it’s a no-tax state. So let me ask you this. What is your timeline for making the decision about whether or not to run for — for president in 2012?
RICK PERRY (2010): I wouldn’t have written that book if I was going to run for the presidency of the United States.”
Governor, may I suggest you use this song as your campaign theme?
I’m sure Mr. Rollins would be flattered.
Rick Perry, God’s Chosen to pray Texas into prosperity, invested as a private citizen in Movie Gallery corporation to the tune of between 5-10k according to his 1995 personal financial reports. Movie Gallery was, at that time, the largest distributor of porn in America, and able to sell and rent regular videos for much cheaper than the competition due to their heady porn profit. The ultra conservative American Family Association (AFA), a self-described “Christian organization promoting the biblical ethic of decency in American society with primary emphasis on TV and other media” known for “(i)nitiating, encouraging Christian Activism,” but also now an officially designated hate group according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, begged the government to investigate Movie Gallery.
In the ensuing years, the AFA went so far as to undertake a national ad campaign to draw attention to Movie Gallery’s porn practices, and wrote the DoJ and state AG’s demanding, “DOJ and State Prosecutors throughout the country should begin immediate investigations to determine if the products and practices of Movie Gallery Video Stores violate Federal and State laws regarding distribution of obscene material. Movie Gallery is one of America’s largest retailers of hard-core sex videos. Their attempt to acquire family friendly neighborhood Hollywood Video stores across the U.S. poses a serious threat to our communities!
Twenty-five states have lower unemployment than Texas” which is “tied with Mississippi for more minimum-wage jobs than anywhere in the United States.
“Would you like hot sauce or Muy Caliente Sauce© with your Enchalupa©, Gov. Perry?” I thought that All Things Considered was glossing over it on the radio yesterday.