Bernanke doesn't get treated 'ugly' in Texas
November 10th, 2011
02:45 PM ET
11 years ago

Bernanke doesn't get treated 'ugly' in Texas

New York (CNNMoney) - Take that Rick Perry! Ben Bernanke headed down to Texas to rally the troops Thursday, and didn't get treated so "ugly" after all.

The Federal Reserve Chairman spoke to soldiers at Fort Bliss, offering up tips to improve their job prospects and personal finances. His speech - along with a question-and-answer session - came about three months after Perry, the Texas governor and a Republican presidential candidate, mildly threatened Bernanke and called him "almost treasonous."


Filed under: Ben Bernanke • • Federal Reserve • Rick Perry • Texas
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    At his highest point of popularity, Rick could only speak for 39% of Texans.

    November 10, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    While Rick and Herb are getting all the press, it leaves Mittens' flip-flopping unreported.

    November 10, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  3. Tes Stone

    Boy, hate to break this to Perry, but nobody except Texas really cares what happens in Texas. This may be the first and the most serious miscalculation of Perry's campaign "handlers."

    November 10, 2011 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    Texans didn't vote FOR Perry, they voted against a woman.

    November 10, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  5. Voice of Reason

    Rick has name recognition. And he apparently sounds presidential (i.e., he sounds just like GWB, who was also a Texan jabbering idiot). Up until now, I would have said that although he looks like he's fighting Irritable Bowel Syndrome throughout each of his debate appearances – he had at least dutifully memorized the list of talking points that his handlers gave him.

    But word is out, and he cant hide it any longer:


    November 10, 2011 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  6. Voice of Reason

    And to be fair – Rick is the one who stumbled and had a 'brain freeze', but I gotta wonder how many of the other candidates are equally just empty suits? How many of THEM have a list, and no clue?

    BTW – I love how he went on CNN and said that his 'gaffe' (if you can call throwing a live granade into your own pants a 'gaffe'), was just the result of his wanting to cut SO MANY of the cabinet-level departments. He just got overwhelmed by the sheer size of the daunting task. The stars were in his eyes, and for a moment he was blinded by all that spending in Washington... Yeah RIGHT. BS – he simply brain-froze on his list. Should've pulled a Palin and wrote them on his hand.

    November 10, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  7. Voice of Reason

    I wouldnt trust Rick Perry to clearly articulate what the fed is or what it does to an economics class in high-school, let alone stand toe-to-toe with Ben Bernanke and talk national fiscal policy.

    November 10, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Pssst, hey RIck, when your own state treats a guy like Bernanke with more respect than it does you, you've pretty much tanked. Confusion will be your epitaph.

    November 10, 2011 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  9. The Real Tom Paine

    Maybe he'll help Perry out when Perry is gone from public view?

    November 10, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |