- Perry: 'Stand up' and 'stop apologizing' – Domenico Montanaro, MSNBC
- Rick Perry scouts 2012 bid – Jonathan Martin, Politico
- Video of Rick Perry’s speech to Republican Leadership Conference
“Conservative principles are not just sensible but truly compassionate” was a carefully worded opening line that most media didn’t seem to pick up on.
- Senate two-thirds rule is in danger – Peggy Fikac, San Antonio Express-News
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio, head of the Senate Democratic Caucus, responded in graphic terms.”Oh, yeah – ‘She got raped because she was wearing a short skirt,'” she said. “You’re blaming the victim. We’re using the tools that are available during the regular session.”
There would be lots of false indignation among the left and media if a Republican said the same thing.
- Michael Williams makes switch to House run official – Lawrence Person’s BattleSwarm
- Straus image management – Weston Hicks, AgendaWise
- Local school tax measure opposed by Dewhurst fails – Aman Batheja, PoliTex
On June 10, the Star-Telegram published a letter to the editor in opposition to the proposal written by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
In the letter, he criticized Keller school officials for complaining about their share of state funding in the next budget even though it’s an increase from their current funding level.
“It’s true, the school district isn’t getting as much as they expected, but only in government is lowering a projected increase called a budget cut…”
Not just in government. Look at the Texas political media’s coverage of education spending (shameful almost without exception).
- Will the other shoe fall on Republicans' school budget cuts? – Kate Alexander, Austin American Statesman
GOP legislators didn’t budge this session from their commitment to reduce Texas’ education spending even in the face of protests, negative ad campaigns and reams of criticism.
- Preacher has shown his character; now Perry must show his – Ken Herman, Austin American-Statesman
It’s a pretty big stretch (to put it kindly) to try and make this preacher Gov. Perry’s problem.
- How about $23 billion in mouse clicks? Chris Tomlinson, AP
- Dwindling Lakes, Growing Water Demand in Central Texas – Kate Galbraith, The Texas Tribune