Democrats see the governor as wounded and unpopular, and the more he becomes an issue in the 2012 elections, the happier they are. He has become their favorite whipping post and fundraising foil.Full Story
After limping back to Texas after his failed presidential run, Gov. Rick Perry reasserted his role in Texas this week by unveiling his “Texas Budget Compact,” a pledge to oppose any tax increases, cut spending, eliminate agencies, preserve the Rainy Day Fund and end accounting tricks used to balance the budget. Perry called on legislators and state officials to sign the compact, although he insisted he was not going to be tracking which politicians had signed and which had not.