Rick Perry is an American politician who served as the 47th Governor of Texas from to He was a candidate for the nomination of the Republican Party for President of the United States in and , and currently serves as the United States Secretary of Energy. Some of Perry's views are in opposition to Constitutional amendments already adopted. In his book Fed Up! According to Perry, the 16th and 17th Amendments caused states to "[hand] over significant chunks of their sovereignty and wealth to the federal government. Congress was free to tax and spend to its heart's content.
The campus election ended with junior economics major Bobby Brooks winning about 4, votes. Another candidate, Robert McIntosh, son of Dallas-based GOP fundraiser Alison McIntosh, got nearly 5, but was disqualified amid complaints he intimidated voters and failed to provide receipts for glow sticks used in an online campaign video. McIntosh appealed to a student court, which dismissed charges of voter fraud but upheld those of incomplete financial disclosure, awarding the election to Brooks this week. I really do.
Rick Perry blasts election of first gay Texas A&M student president
Rick Perry as secretary of Energy. In , before the BSA repealed its ban on gay youth, Perry cautioned against doing so, and he said supporting the ban was like opposing slavery. He spoke of Sam Houston, who helped Texas win its independence from Mexico and later became governor of the state, and was an opponent of slavery and secession. The ad inspired numerous parodies, many of which pointed out that Perry was sporting a jacket just like the one Heath Ledger wore when playing a gay ranch hand in Brokeback Mountain.
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