Oops: Perry Gets It

November 19, 2011

Governor Rick Perry had a bad moment in one of the two debates last week.  He promised that if he becomes president, three federal agencies will be entirely eliminated: the Department of Commerce, the Department of Education, and the Department of Energy.

Except he couldn’t name the Department of Energy.

Here’s the moment (with some context):   Read the rest of this entry »

Oxymoron for President

March 31, 2011

More inside baseball, but if you’re interested in this stuff, another writer at National Review Online also pans most of the rest of the Republican governors (and one speaker of the House) expected to run for president in 2012—Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Haley Barbour, and Mitch Daniels—as big-government conservatives (in which case, “conservatives”).

Does anyone have an opinion on whether Rick Perry or John Bolton is a serious possibility?