Rick Perry: Deft Leader or Teflon Governor?

Gov. Rick Perry went five-for-six on the emergency issues he declared for this session. A ban on sanctuary cities, an idea borne of his 2010 reelection campaign, died in the Senate during the regular session and in the House during the special session. Everything else got through the Legislature: Voter ID, pre-abortion sonograms, limits on eminent domain, an appeal to Congress for a balanced federal budget, and making losers pay the costs of the lawsuits they start.

Some of those were outright wins, like the Voter ID bill that reads pretty much like its promoters wanted it to read. Some ...

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