Is the Perry/Bush Feud A Fake?


Since almost the moment he announced, it seems as if presidential candidate Rick Perry has been under attack from a particular subset of his own party — the former George W. Bush team.  Taking offense at Perry’s comment that in Texas, Fed Chairman Ben Bernake would be be treated “pretty ugly” and that printing more money would be “treasonous,” Ex-Bush aides, led by former Bush adviser Karl Rove, have been attacking the current Texas governor, saying among other things he doesn’t sound “presidential.”

The media keeps explaining the feud as a sign of the longstanding rivalry between Rove and Perry adviser Dave Carney, and wonder if the fighting could sink the Perry campaign.

But what if it’s all fake?

Pundits point out that Perry was a former Rove client.  Just the fact that the two are no longer working together should be proof enough, they say, that the past is full of bad blood and the present may be, too.

But the former Bushies coming after Perry would likely help, not hurt the Perry campaign.  After all, the biggest issue many have with Perry right now is that he is in fact the second coming of George W. Bush — Texas Governor, full of cowboy swagger, close with the religious right, prone to stumbles and misstatements on the campaign trail.  Anything that pulls Perry apart from Bush and appears to create distance between the former unpopular President and the current presidential wannabee helps Perry, not hurts him.

And Karl Rove, who is heavily invested in Republican party wins this cycle via his new Super PAC American Crossroads, is more than smart enough to recognize that.

Is the big feud all an act?  It wouldn’t be a surprise at all.

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William C
William C9 days ago

Thanks for the article.

W. C
W. C10 days ago

Thank you for the information.

Camila K.
Kamila A6 years ago

"Just say no to Slick Rick"

Winn Adams
Winn A6 years ago

He's another wacko from the Republican party.

Stan Ferryman
Stan Ferryman6 years ago

Perry certainly not qualified to Represent the American People . For that matter neither is Obama that thinks we have 57 states and stated that 10,000 people were killed during a disaster when it was only 11 eleven people. I Hope we have a Better quality of Leaders to choose from this NEXT Election.

Sylvia M.
Sylvia M6 years ago

They both straddle a bale of hay the same way. Now, we've just got to get Perry out of those ill fitting sports jackets and into a leather bomber, and the distinction betweent the two of them is all but blurred. Perry is barely newsworthy, except for his controversial remarks. He's not a sensation, he's the focus of the press until Mama Grizzly comes back. That's all any of them are. I mean-Bachman won Iowa, and has gotten zero coverage ever since. So don't let the press make anyone more important than they are. Perry seems to be a bully, and I still don't know how tall he is.

Elizabeth K.
Elizabeth K6 years ago

ditto what Marianne said.

Marianne C.
Marianne C6 years ago


Probably because you come with such a reputation (and apparently a predisposition) for multiple identities. Then here's the fact that you and Linda write in the same style and syntax, use the idioms, and express the same political views in the same way. YOu seem to show up in the same threads to support each other's opinions, and you clearly labor under the same misconceptions and misinformation.

To express yourselves is such a similar way strongly suggests that you are two identities of the same person, or you grew up together in the same home. If you are sisters, now might be the time to say so. If not, you might want to prepare for more of the same kinds of suspicions. Melanie is not the first to have them.

Diane O.
Diane O6 years ago

Melanie, you are wrong! We are two different people! LOL!!! Why in the world would make a statement like that?

Lin Moy
Lin M6 years ago

They are all fact. They all took acting lessons to be what they are---dumb.