June 04, 2004
Cognitive dissonance watch

The Governor speaks.

Gov. Rick Perry assured Republican Party activists on Thursday that he is a conservative after their own hearts and, in a campaign-style speech kicking off the GOP state convention, he sidestepped a controversy over gambling that could become an issue against him in the 2006 primary.


"I make no apologies for being an optimistic conservative who is pro-jobs, pro-growth, pro-family and pro-life," Perry said to applause from several thousand delegates and alternates.

"I will pursue the conservative mandate voters entrusted to me. I know who elected me, and I know why they elected me. And I will always stand my ground," he added.

Translation: "It's not important that I support state-sponsored gambling. What's important is that I'm not the kind of politician who would support state-sponsored gambling." Apparently, Rob Corddry has joined Perry's speechwriting team.

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Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 04, 2004 to Show Business for Ugly People | TrackBack

Enjoy the joy that is Roy. (Last item.)

Posted by: Mac Thomason on June 4, 2004 8:57 AM

No idea at all from the Robison column of the enthusiastic reception afforded Perry. I guess that didn't fit the story he wanted to write.

Posted by: kevin whited on June 5, 2004 8:40 AM