January 14, 2012

Rick "Mr. Consistent" Perry On Venture Capital Funding of Political Campaigns

Monique Chartier

This gem from the Laura Ingraham Show; transcript via Real Clear Politics. (Good interviewing, Laura.)

Ingraham: You know I am going to raise the issue of Texans for Public Justice, their analysis of your campaign contributions since 2000 you have received more than $7 million from private equity firms and private investment firms. Are any of those "vulture" firms?

Perry: Listen, I didn’t paint with a broad brush and say that every private equity firm out there is…

Ingraham: Only Romney’s are vultures? None of your guys, only Romney’s?

Perry: Look, Romney is running for president.

Ingraham: Yeah, you are running for president too and you have benefitted from these firms.

Perry: Correct, and I don’t have a problem with that.

Okay then! Venture capital proceeds for me, not for thee.

Even funnier worse than his quite flexible views about who can and cannot receive campaign contributions from venture capital proceeds, Governor Perry seems to have entirely forgotten what office he is running for. If he ultimately wins the office, will he, round about June, 2013, forget that he's actually ... you know, holding that office???

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I want to know which genius on Rick Perry's staff or PR firm came up with the strategy of attacking capitalism and thought that would play with Republican voters.

Posted by: Dan at January 14, 2012 8:23 AM

Perry's still running? Remember about 3 months ago when he swooped in much to the media's delight to save the GOP from its field of contenders?

Posted by: Patrick at January 14, 2012 10:20 AM

Although it is undeniable that my 13th chromosome is shaped like an elephant, I just can't get excited.

Here is a post on Fred Reed's blog, I hate to say it "synopsizes" my feelings. But it comes close, I don't really see a choice.


Fred is a former navy seal and a former correspondent for "Soldier of Fortune", (he also holds degrees in advanced mathematics)he is quite definitely anti-war. Don't think of myself as a "warmonger", but if we don't police the world, the job will not go vacant.

Posted by: Warrrington Faust at January 14, 2012 8:45 PM
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