Oh Rick, it’s so nice to have you home where nothing is your own damn fault.
AUSTIN – Former Gov. Rick Perry is blaming his early exit from the GOP presidential campaign in large part on the felony charges that continue to hang over him from his attempts to get the Travis County district attorney to resign.
Speaking to Fox News on Monday, Perry said he knew going into his White House bid that he needed to take care of the indictment, which he described as the result of Rosemary Lehmberg – that “drunk DA” – using her office for “political purposes.”
“It had a real corrosive effect on our ability to raise money,” he said.
No, being stoopid is what kept you from raising money. It is not the Travis County DA’s fault that you can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.
But, here’s the other side of that coin, Rick.Your Super PAC is overflowing with money and now they won’t give it back. There’s $13 million in your Super PAC and the guy who gave you $5 million wants his money back.
The son of one top donor to the PAC, Doug Deason, said his father – tech magnate Darwin Deason — anticipates that contributions will be returned and the committee, dubbed the Opportunity and Freedom PAC, will shutter. But Austin Barbour, a senior member of the PAC’s leadership, said he’s still discussing options with the group’s lawyers.
Yeah, Austin Barbour is Haley’s nephew. I wouldn’t count on seeing any of that money back.