Rick Perry schedules a Friday speech to Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has scheduled his first appearance in Georgia as a presidential candidate – a 10:15 a.m. Friday speech on his state’s economic success before the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

Click here to register for the event, which will be at the Cobb Energy Centre. The title of the address: “Taxes ,Torts and Texas: The Key Policies Supporting the Growing Texas Economy.”

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Perry’s highest-ranking supporter in the state, is already scheduled to be there. But we’re told that Kelly McCutchen, president and CEO of the GPPF, will do the honors.

“We’ll introduce him to the Southeastern Conference,” McCutchen said.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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September 26th, 2011
12:42 pm


September 26th, 2011
12:47 pm

A misguided corporatist speaks to the mouthpiece of misguided corporatists.

Who cares?


September 26th, 2011
12:58 pm

Ditto, yawn.


September 26th, 2011
1:06 pm

that’s a real good attitude. it’s nice that you love your country enough to have an opinion. lay back down and go back to sleep why don’t you?


September 26th, 2011
1:17 pm

It will be 10 years before we get over the last strutting ego from Texas. He;s hilarious with the way he puffs out his chest to impress, just like he’s putting on for Debbie at the diner. I never get over how stupid the voters in Texas are. They’ll fall for anything.


September 26th, 2011
1:27 pm

@MM, it will likely be far longer than 10 years before we get over the present fiasco in the White House.


September 26th, 2011
1:36 pm


Ain’t it great that we instituted that ‘war tax’ to pay for the unnecessary wars of choice that guy from texas started….oh wait, we never ever considered paying for those conflicts..

Never mind.


September 26th, 2011
1:40 pm


10 years is probably closer but even after Bush I remain optimistic. I don’t know why. How this country ever elect another Repub I don’t know.

Alabama Communist

September 26th, 2011
1:42 pm

More Breaking News On Big Rick Builderburg Perry Speaking To Local Dumb Down Republican Think Tank…………….A unknown source deep within the Local Georgia Policy Think Tank said today.. ” We believe we have made a mistake in inviting Governor Perry to speak to us, since we think he hasn’t think in least a 100 years”……


September 26th, 2011
2:08 pm


Your attempts at satire–especially when you’re calling others “dumb”–would be of more interest if they were (1) humorous, (2) didn’t include typos and/or grammatical errors, or (3) both.

…but as long you’re enjoying yourself.

To the “all Texas are alike” crowd, are all blacks alike? Women? Jews? Georgians?


Every meaningful measure of our country is substantially depressed from when Obama “assumed power” (his aide’s words), so why would anyone (except government moochers and social misfits) vote for a Democrat? One could randomly pick a better president out of the telephone directory than the one we now have.

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honky talkin'

September 26th, 2011
2:50 pm

Denying climate change and evolution will score big points with independent voters.

Mrs. Perry

September 26th, 2011
3:05 pm

Rick Perry makes Bush look smart.


September 26th, 2011
3:16 pm

“Every meaningful measure of our country is substantially depressed from when Obama “assumed power” (his aide’s words), so why would anyone (except government moochers and social misfits) vote for a Democrat?”

Well, actually… all of that started a couple of years before Obama was elected. Remember TARP? The tanking economy? The bank melt-downs? All those jobs being lost? On second thought, going back even further — remember the huge surplus when Bush “took power” and then the huge deficit eight years later, thanks to two unfunded wars, Part D with no negotiated prices allowed, and massive tax cuts but only for the richest folks.

Ol' Timer

September 26th, 2011
4:28 pm

And, which Mr. Perry will that be? The “Miracle Worker” from Texas or the one who couldn’t find his rear end with both hands down in Florida last week in the debates?


September 26th, 2011
4:34 pm

MM this is to you. I am one of those Texans that is not as stupid as you think I am. I have never voted for Perry. I did not vote nor will ever vote for Obama. Would you vote for Cain as the Republican candidate? Be careful with your answer or you may be labeled a racist. Remember that Cain is a good ole Georgia fella.


September 26th, 2011
4:46 pm

When are you people going to realize that entitlements are legalized slavery? The left pretend to want to help you, but they know if you keep accepting the handouts you will remain in your slavery and never rise up and challenge them for position in society.


September 26th, 2011
4:56 pm

Ho-hum. Perry is burnt toast. Why waste money on him???


September 26th, 2011
5:14 pm

Perry has a dismal record on illegal immigrants. He also has one of the highest property taxes in the nation.

Not impressed...

September 26th, 2011
5:26 pm

And THIS is the guy that had the conservative media all a-buzz before he announced his candidacy?

Obama is going to GLIDE into a second term!


September 26th, 2011
5:29 pm


You are the typical idiot in Georgia, most of you bigots rather let the country go to hell then support the President, this is why we are the joke around the world, no body wants a hillbilly acting President.
I am glad the world is watching these debates and laughing at the idiots on the stage, compared to Obama these clowns look like elementary kids.


September 26th, 2011
5:50 pm

The real joke is “The Long legged Mac Daddy” in the white house now. He and his family are living proof of just how far the standards have fallen in this country. Bush was bad but even Jimmy Carter looks good compared to Obama.


September 26th, 2011
6:15 pm


We ARE going to hell.

Either you haven’t noticed or you don’t care (but you are in the minority now).

Either is damning.


September 26th, 2011
6:16 pm

@gm If you used all your intelligence to write that post, it’s no wonder you are an Obama supporter.

West Indian Charlie

September 26th, 2011
6:58 pm

He will receive a welcome reception in the red neck state of Georgia. I am with you gm. Rick Perry does not have the intellect to be President. We are still recovering from the destruction that the last cowpoke from texas got us into. But of course that is lost on these Republican voters. They would rather have this slow taking dim wit be President than our current one. That is because he Perry remind them so much of themselves.


September 26th, 2011
7:09 pm

i’s be’s a supporta of dat homie in da wite houz…dat makes me so much mo smarta than dem wite republicanz…

A Job Creator

September 26th, 2011
7:26 pm

GM.. I need these stupid Georgian voters to keep my tax rate down so I can hire more rednecks to feed my hogs. So, let them sleep and keep my taxes down:)


September 26th, 2011
8:16 pm

@fitzgerald (4:34), Of course I don’t think everyone in Texas is stupid; just enought Texas voters are sufficiently stupid to elect Bush and Perry. I’m a lifelong Georgian voter so I make no argument of superiority. Finally, calling me a racist is strange of you. I did not mention and would never vote for Cain (or Newt because he has no real policy substance although he does the atmospherics thing well).


September 26th, 2011
10:44 pm

BRP FOOD! Rick Perry – Are u kidding me! Lmao! Who Cares, America needs a strong 3rd party candidate, not a another mindless Texas Oil Man republican.


September 26th, 2011
11:49 pm

Give your money to a group that has no interest in the people of Georgia to hear a person that will, luckily never have any influence over Georgia.

But they will have done their job to suck up to the CofC and promote the bogus ‘tax reform’ for another year.

What a tragic waste of time.

fire eater

September 28th, 2011
3:17 am

Someone needs to ask Perry if he supports our new state laws against illegal aliens. They are opening up jobs for Americans.