Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), facing a tough primary challenge from Sen. Kay Baily Hutchison (R), left many puzzled when he declared his state was recession proof.
Said Perry: "As a matter of fact ... someone had put a report out that the first state that's coming out of the recession is going to be the state of Texas ... I said, 'We're in one?'"
Paul Burka of the Texas Monthly: "This gaffe is going to stick. It is going to be national news. It will come back to haunt him in a campaign spot. If Hutchison can't make something of it, the Democrats can. You cannot be callous and cavalier when people are losing their jobs and their homes. I don't care how ideological the Republican base is. Unemployment in Texas just reached the 8% mark. Everybody knows someone who is suffering in these times. Everybody has lost part of their life savings. It could cost him the race."
Will it cost him?
Answer by Carpy at 7:54 PM on Sep. 19, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:58 PM on Sep. 19, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 8:12 PM on Sep. 19, 2009
Wasn't it you sweet, that posted about how ALL economists say the recession is over??
That we are coming out of it, but it is "fragile"
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:22 PM on Sep. 19, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:22 PM on Sep. 19, 2009
Answer by Crissy1213 at 8:37 PM on Sep. 19, 2009
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