Texas Governor Rick Perry is once again out attempting to find another job while on the job. It’s looking like the guv wants to take another stab at being president.
He didn’t commit to a run in 2016, but he did say he might do it again.
Perry was in North Texas Monday night meeting with the Northeast Tarrant County Tea Party.
Perry spoke out about the voices who are talking gun control in the wake of the Newton Connecticut massacre. He warned of a the knee-jerk reaction by politicians in Washington. Perry also said people should be able to carry weapons in to public schools.
“You should be able to carry your handgun anywhere in this state,” Perry said.
If we are at the point where the governor thinks that teachers and administrators need to bring weapons into ours schools, then perhaps parents should start questioning the safety of sending their children to Texas’ public schools.
What parent wants to send their child into that kind of environment?
Perry wants to be president badly. But after his disastrous run for the Republican ticket ended in flames, his political fortunes took a shot to the jaw. He wasn’t quite ready for prime time. His tea party meeting is seen as an attempt to start shoring up the base for a run in 2016.
But why is it acceptable for a politician to look for another gig on the taxpayer’s dime? That’s not fiscal conservatism. That’s abuse of taxpayer money.
If you are looking for a job while on the job, then you need to lose your current job. It’s a practice that will get you fired in the real world, but in gov-world, it’s entirely acceptable. Political elites have their own rules reserved for them alone.
In summary, Perry wants guns in schools, more corporate cronyism and support for a 2016 run for the White House.
That didn’t play well for Perry in 2012 and their aren’t many indicators around the country that it will play any differently in 2016.