Richard Connor: Texas governor walks, talks like a caricature

Aug 21, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Expressline Edition

To cast an entire population in the same light based on geography is unfair and should be declared unacceptable.

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Perry suggested that Bernanke's work in Washington, D.C., might be tantamount to treason.

Those remarks caused fellow Texas Republican Karl Rove to suggest the governor might tone it down a bit.

"Gov. Perry is going to have to fight the impression that he's a cowboy from Texas," said Rove, a critic of Perry in the past, on Fox News. "This simply added to it."

Richard L. Connor is CEO of MaineToday Media, owner of The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. A newspaperman for 40 years, he has served on two Pulitzer Prize for Journalism nominating committees. He can be reached at:

rconnor@pressherald.com
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"Let's face it, we'll have a corral full of problems if Gov. Perry keeps this going.

If Perry heard Rove and others recommend moderation, he either ignored the advice or forgot it by Thursday, when he boldly pronounced scientific evidence that global warming is a fraud.

Perhaps he missed the stories that same day reporting the continuing Texas heat wave, or the ongoing drought that has caused farmers and ranchers $5.2 million in losses. Record-high temperatures, floods, tornadoes and other meteorological disasters such as we have rarely seen have occurred this year.

Who needs a scientist to verify that global climate patterns are changing?

Before long, the whole nation will be telling Aggie jokes (a popular Texas pastime aimed at those associated with Texas A&M University) and Perry will be dismissed with a classic Texas put-down: all hat and no cattle."

Richard L. Connor is CEO of MaineToday Media, owner of The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. A newspaperman for 40 years, he has served on two Pulitzer Prize for Journalism nominating committees. He can be reached at:

rconnor@pressherald.com

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