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Perry to thumb his nose at the newspapers

Raise your hand if this surprises you.

In a major rebuke to the state’s media establishment, Gov. Rick Perry will not meet with newspaper editorial boards to try to win their endorsement before his March 2 primary.

“In the final weeks of the campaign, a better use of the governor’s time is to continue traveling the state talking to Texans about the issues that are important to them,” said Perry spokesman Mark Miner.

I have to say, as the father of two young children, I have a much clearer understanding of Perry’s behavior than I once did. The more you get to observe how a two-year-old operates, the more sense it all makes. Oh, and please note that he’s not too busy to talk to a bunch of non-Texan bloggers. Guess he knows who his real audience is.

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  1. John says:

    Who says that newspapers are the end all and be all so that every candidate must bow in their presence? It is really no different than deciding to run ads in say Dallas instead of Austin. Clearly the Perry camp thinks the endorsements will not really add much so they can spend their time better elsewhere. I think the bloggers are more important even if they aren’t from Texas. Just another example that the print media was arrogant for so long and did not change when the internet came along. I am not voting for Perry but seems like the only people in a huff about this are the newspapers