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Perry to Texans: Obama Doesn’t Care About You

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
April 18, 2010

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is very angry about President Barack Obama’s space policy. During an appearance at the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, Perry blasted the President for his speech in Florida last week:

“For a president who talks about hope, who talks about innovation, this is going the opposite direction,” Perry said. “This is basically telling the people of Houston, Texas, and the Johnson Space Center: ‘We don’t need you. We don’t care and you’re discardable. You’re disposable.’

“It was very disconcerting for me to see the president at Kennedy Space Center making the announcement about they’re going to increase some jobs there. Not one word spoken about the Johnson Space Center. The message there was: ‘You’re from Texas. We don’t care about you.’ I tell people this president has put a target on Texas’ back.”

A former lieutenant governor, Perry took over as Texas governor in late 2000 when George W. Bush left for the White House. Perry has been elected governor in 2002 and 2006, and he is running for a third term this year. Unlike most states, Texas does not impose term limits on governors.

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