Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nice Shootin', Tex! ::: My Afternoon With The Governor

Once again I had the opportunity to spend some time with Rick Perry, the Governor of Texas, this time at a super fun skeet shooting outing that was a part of's 2010 gathering here in Austin. (Catch up via the Twitter hashtag here. For a great report on the shoot, check out fellow Austinite Robbie Cooper's report at his UrbanGrounds website.)

For me, the best part of it was once again having the opportunity to speak with and observe the Governor, which is always quite a delight for me. He really is a genuinely engaging man, very grassroots in his approach and style, very "on your level" regardless of who you are.

I had the opportunity to ask him some questions on camera which I ought to (finally) have available later today.

Things seem to be looking good for him and his reelection here in Texas this November. As incumbent as he is (longest serving Governor in Texas history), I don't see him falling to "anti-incumbency fervor" down here. He is and has been this State's greatest champion against the madness in D.C., has overseen an economy that never dipped to the degree it did nationally, and, frankly, hasn't really given anyone a really good enough reason to fire him.

And he looks ridiculously good for 60.

Joe Gimenez at the Travis County Monitor writes up on the shoot as well and discusses issues with his usual forthrightness (he's a good reporter, and a ridiculously good shot!).

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