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Perry’s Presidential Push Pulling in Pundits

Quiet inquiries made on gov’s behalf

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    by Bruce Felps

    If it’s posted to it has to be true, right?

    If that is the case, consider Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s 10-gallon hat to land soon in the Republication Party ring of presidential candidates.

    Earlier today — earlier because we don’t have time-travel technology yet and can’t see what Gawker will publish later today — the site all but licked its lips and clapped its hands in anticipation with the line, “what we really need in the 2012 race is a secessionist.”

    Oooo, irony.

    They linked to an outfit called, like there is such a thing as its namesake, that published accounts of unidentified “Texas pols” and “Perry confidants” — yup, real clear — poking around and testing the political waters on Rick’s behalf.

    I’m not exactly a Perry fan, although I can’t point to specific reasons. I don’t have that many fingers. I do, though, have mixed emotions about his prospective run for president.

    On the one hand, he’d be out of the governor’s office. Then again, it’d be at the expense of the entire nation.

    Hey, maybe we should secede.

    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He is not now nor has he ever been a member of the Republican Party. Same for the Democrat Party ... and Libertarian ... Green ... Tea ... Whig.