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Friday, June 27, 2008

Perry Right for Once!?

Texas Governor Rick Perry was in Washington last week calling for a reduction in ethanol production.

What’s the matter, did Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland forget to send him a check?

No, it’s because of his history with the Cattleman’s Association. They backed his campaign for Agriculture Commissioner against Jim Hightower to stop Hightower’s crazy talk about organic farming and pesticide regulations. Later, when Oprah Winfrey aired a program about mad cow disease Perry called for the Texas Attorney General to sue her for violating the Texas Food Disparagement Act.

So when six dollar a bushel corn threatens the livelihood of cattle ranchers, they call their man Perry.

Just because he’s talking sense for once, coming out against a wasteful boondoggle that contributes to food insecurity around the world, doesn’t mean that he doing right.

He just remembers which side his butt is breaded on.

At least this shows that he isn’t planning to campaign in the next Iowa caucuses.

1 Comments:

At 12:42 PM , Blogger liquiddaddy said...

Yer Honor,

From Chron.com:

"AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry's request for a waiver of federal corn-based ethanol production mandates was prompted by a March meeting he had with East Texas poultry producer Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim, who six days later gave $100,000 to the Republican Governors Association chaired by Perry.

In the three weeks following that donation, Perry's staff began preparing to submit the renewable fuel standards waiver request to the federal Environmental Protection Agency, according to 596 pages of records obtained from the governor's office by the Houston Chronicle under the Texas Public Information Act."

LD

 

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