For Perry's Administration, the End is Beginning

Gov. Rick Perry’s people are starting to burrow into nonpolitical jobs in other corners of government. A former chief of staff is now a public utility commissioner. A former spokeswoman is now with the Texas Department of Insurance, another is on his way to Parks and Wildlife. A former aide who heads the Transportation Department is off to one of the state’s big river authorities, insulated by one step from state politics.

The end times are coming. The governor announced last summer that he would not seek re-election to the job he has held since December 2000. The ...

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