BLITZER’S BLOG: Perry sticks to his guns
September 14th, 2011
05:11 PM ET
8 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: Perry sticks to his guns

(CNN) – Whether you agree or disagree with his stance, you have to give Texas Governor Rick Perry credit for sticking to his guns on some sensitive issues that many tea party and other conservative Republican activists actively oppose.

I’m talking about his support in Texas for in-state tuition rates for children of illegal immigrants and for a mandate to provide the HPV vaccine for young girls to prevent them from developing the sexually-transmitted infection that can lead to cervical cancer.


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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    who cares - he's a loser.


    September 14, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    His gun? Just finished watching last night's Daily Show. For somebody who didn't give a hoot about this country and wanted his state to secede from the Union you really stood up like the big hypocrite you are when the National Anthem was played. Disgusting piece of human trash that you are.
    BTW secessionist. That's citizenship NOT citichitship or whatever it is that you dentures wouldn't let you pronouce correctly!

    September 14, 2011 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  3. gt

    the gov. right the heck with the tea party .. both are good ideas matter the party..

    September 14, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  4. MTATL67

    Why they are both extremists? The Tea party is a fiscal terrorist group full of extremist that would rather see American families out on the street than have corporations pay their taxes. Seriously how hard is it to say NO to extremist and I say NO to both Perry and that other group.

    September 14, 2011 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Sane vs Crazy
    Reespected the world over vs. National & International Embarrassments
    Intelligent vs Duh Dumb
    Hard Worker vs Hardly Working
    Help the Middle Class vs To Hell with the Middle Class
    Compassionate vs Combative
    Well-Bred vs. Boorish
    Able to Compromise vs Will only Terrorize
    Black vs. White (this includes porch boy Cain)

    Believe us, you don't have to worry about 'contrasting' with the President.
    You need only open your mouth to speak Perry et al, and contrast is achieved.

    Obama 2012

    September 14, 2011 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  6. Ted Kasiewicz

    Perry, of the Mitt and Rick Comedy Show, is just a scary empty suit loser. Do yourself and the Country a favor , support and vote Ron Paul 2012 for America and Americans first for a change. Say what you willl but he is honest, consistent, not interested in power or money. Name me another candidate like that .

    September 14, 2011 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  7. fernace

    Why is Perry not concerned about the level & access to a good education, in Texas? Why is he pushing a vaccine that should be the decision of parents!? HPV is not a socially transmitted, epidemic disease & the urgency of getting this shot depends on family history & individual decisions! In legislative sessions this year, hundreds of schools were closed & thousands of teachers & other school personel were laid off, how can that translate into caring about education? I'm all for making sure immigrant kids get an education, but not at the expense of American kids! Perry is sticking to his own personal motivations; a good leader should listen to his constituents needs & do what's necessary, even if it clashes with his personal beliefs!!

    September 14, 2011 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  8. Mindie from India

    There is something seriouslly wrong – seriously demented with people who clap and cheer at the thought of innocent people dying. Where are these people's hearts? And to think these are the 'pro life, Christian' people.

    September 14, 2011 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  9. Mindie from India

    the gov. right the heck with the tea party .. both are good ideas matter the party..
    And this is why the tea baggers listen to a moron like Perry – all are uneducated, make no sense when they speak, cannot form an intelligent sentence, have no grammar or spelling sense, are racists and would vote against their own best interests just because Obama is their President. Unbelievable. America is producing idiots these days.

    September 14, 2011 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |