There's nothing illegal about this, but it may complicate things for Rick Perry if he survives past Iowa.
...Perry makes a $150,000 annual gross salary as Texas Governor. Now, thanks to his early retirement, Perry, 61, gets a monthly retirement annuity of $7,698 before taxes, or $6,588 net. That raises his gross annual salary to more than $240,000…
[T]he disclosure is sure to spark criticism of Perry, who has called for sweeping changes to Social Security for average workers and has railed against special “perks” that members of Congress get...
Nikki Haley's endorsement of Mitt Romney didn't sit well with tea party members in South Carolina. I like Haley, but one has to wonder what effect this will have on her 34% approval rating. If Jim Demint is considering backing Mitt in the primary for a second time, this should definitely give him pause.
“The overwhelming sense that I get from talking to people is deep betrayal,” said Karen Martin, the founder and organizer of the Spartanburg tea party, who has not endorsed a candidate. “She’s not going to be able to come back from this with the tea party. If there’s anybody credible who will run against her, I believe the tea party will support them whole-heartedly.”**************
Conservatives Network has devoted significant time and effort into exposing Ron Paul for the racist comments that have been uncovered from his newsletters. If he was a serious candidate, you can bet that this would be dominating the headlines.
...In the interview, he did not deny he made the statement about the swiftness of black men.
“If you try to catch someone that has stolen a purse from you, there is no chance to catch them,” Dr. Paul said.
He also said the comment about black men in the nation’s capital was made while writing about a 1992 study produced by the National Center on Incarceration and Alternatives, a criminal justice think tank based in Virginia.
Citing statistics from the study, Dr. Paul then concluded in his column: `Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”
“These aren’t my figures,” Dr. Paul said Tuesday. “That is the assumption you can gather from the report."...