The weekly column from Clark Judge:
Rick Perry’s Indictment: The Price of Integrity
By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute
As the Manhattan Institute’s Diana Furchtgott-Roth wrote at Real Clear Markets not long ago (http://bit.ly/1oQyWBT), the indictment of Rick Perry looks straight out of the Saul Alinsky playbook: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.” It is America’s current misfortune to have a major party in the hands of a faction that embraces the most toxic kind of political practices.
But since he is in the news, what of Mr. Perry? Furtchgott-Roth goes on to detail Texas’ stellar economic performance during his governorship. Was he just standing there or did he actually do something that gives him claim on credit for all that prosperity in the midst of national stagnation? Continue Reading