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Friday, January 27, 2012

Sound familiar?

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Texas on my mind today, I guess: The New York Times reports that Texas has been paying $400,000 a month for Gov. Rick Perry's security while he traveled around the country campaigning.

Aside from President Obama, Mr. Perry — the only sitting governor in the 2012 race — has the largest security contingent, and apparently the only one on the Republican side financed by taxpayers.

Weeks before he officially announced his presidential bid, Mr. Perry said it was appropriate for the Texas Department of Public Safety to pay for his security and called any criticism of his government-provided protection a “diversion.” He also said that Texans would benefit from his travels. “I’m going to be promoting Texas,” Mr. Perry said in July, as he began to traverse the country. “I’m going to be traveling to places where the Texas story needs to be told, and we will tell it.”

Takes you back, doesn't it? Read here about the erstwhile Arkansan who liked to travel on the state's dime.

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