There are more things I like about our governor, Rick Perry, than things I don't like.
He's pretty conservative, especially when it comes to the Second Amendment and anything hunting or ranching or outdoors. He grew up in a small town in Haskell County, not far from my own grandparents, and was raised on a working ranch.
He graduated from Texas A&M, which is a plus to everyone except those of us who graduated from Texas Tech University or that other school in Austin. No Ivy League BS or blue blood crap in this guy.
He's down home, as we like to say out in west Texas. He's one of us.
Governor Perry, without hesitation, signed the Texas concealed carry bill into law almost immediately upon taking office. He's been a huge supporter and defender of Second Amendment rights as well as Tenth Amendment rights.
He rankled the yankee press a couple of years ago after the anointment of the Kenyan imposter by broaching the subject of Texas independence. In doing so, he solidified his base in the Lone Star State as Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison found out during her run for Texas governor in 2010.
One of the things I like best about Perry is he doesn't hide from his friends who may have views unpopular with the liberal factions in Austin or Dallas or Houston. he really doesn't give a damn what liberals anywhere outside of Texas think about him, and I'm not so sure he gives much of a damn what anyone outside of Texas thinks about him.
He is good friends with Chuck Norris, Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent, and in turn, they are highly complimentary and supportive of him.
So what's the problem? Well, several things.
One, Perry's support of Jan Brewer and Arizona's immigration reform law has been dismal to the point of non-existent. In fact, Perry has been running around putting the Chapstick smooch on the butts of various Hispanic groups and leaders when it comes to immigration.
In this regard, he follows in the pathetic footsteps of his mentor and previous Texas governor, George W. Bush. And for the record, most Texans did not like W's or the Bush family in general's view on immigration.
Another thing that bothers me and many others here is Perry's inexplicable love affair with toll roads. 'Nuff said, there.
Additionally, I'm not too anxious to send another Texan to the White House. We haven't exactly fared real well up there. Lyndon Baines Johnson was one of the biggest horses asses to ever come out of Texas and pollute the White House and much like Carter and now the Kenyan imposter, we're STILL paying for his fornicated programs.
George W. Bush spent like a drunken Democrat and was soft on immigration. No, belay that. He wasn't soft on immigration. He was non-existent on immigration. He was the right man for September 11, but the wrong man for many other areas. And perhaps Bush's biggest Achilles Heel was that he just flat did not understand business. He didn't have too. He was born into money. What's to understand?
But the number one biggest problem I have with Rick Perry is that he is a politician, and a politician is precisely what we DON'T need in 2012. We need an achiever from the private sector.
I'm fine with Perry in Austin. Not so fine with the idea of him being in Washington.