More of perry’s Far-right Lunacy- from The Iowa Independent News…Then a Bit of Sanity, courtesy of Bernie sanders

***Perry Is a True Danger To Democracy***

Perry pledges ‘pro-life’-only cabinet

By Sofia Resnick | 08.25.11 | 9:00 am

Texas Gov. Rick Perry — currently in the lead, according to Gallup, to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012 — signed (PDF) on Wednesday the Susan B. Anthony List’s controversial anti-abortion pledge.

Perry’s signature joins those of candidates U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), former U.S. House Speaker Newt  Gingrich, U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.), U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and  former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.). The pledge is intended to influence  whom these presidential hopefuls will choose to fill their cabinets,  should they win next year’s presidential election.

The four-point pledge stipulates that signers agree to “select only pro-life appointees for  relevant Cabinet and Executive Branch positions, in particular the head  of National Institutes of Health, the Department of Justice, and the  Department of Health & Human Services.”

In a post on the Washington Post blog Right Turn, Jennifer Rubin points out that Perry might come to regret putting pen to the SBA List’s pledge when he realizes it means he won’t be able to appoint former New York City Mayor  Rudy Giuliani to his cabinet, who Rubin suggests might have been Perry’s pick for attorney general.

From WaPo:

Perry endorsed Giuliani for president in 2008. Good  enough for the Oval Office but not the Justice Department? I asked the  Perry campaign to explain but no answer was forthcoming.

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Has Perry rethought the qualities needed for national service or is  he the latest candidate, unfortunately, to jump when a special-interest  group comes calling? Then it was good enough to look Giuliani in the eye.  Now he’s not good enough to run HHS. Maybe Perry regrets endorsing  Giuliani, or maybe he didn’t read through the SBA pledge. But his  position then and his position now in  the wisdom of pro-choice  politicians serving in high office are contradictory. He should explain  himself to the voters.

GOP presidential hopefuls who have not signed the SBA List’s pledge  include former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, long-time political strategist Fred Karger and Atlanta businessman Herman Cain.

Adding to his support for the anti-abortion rights movement, in November Perry is scheduled to co-chair the 40-year anniversary gala of Americans United for Life, an influential anti-abortion rights policy group based in Washington, D.C.

Watch Perry endorsing Giuliani for president in 2008:

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In Contrast of Sanity …

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1

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One thought on “More of perry’s Far-right Lunacy- from The Iowa Independent News…Then a Bit of Sanity, courtesy of Bernie sanders

  1. I never thought of it that way, well put!

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