How did Rick Perry handle the drought disaster in Texas?
While the Tea Party/GOP messengers from God in Congress deliberate whether or not to fund disaster relief for the liberal victims of Hurricane Sandy in several Blue States, I thought it would provide some good perspective to go back a year or so and look at how Texas Governor Rick Perry responded to the devastating droughts in Texas in 2011. I wrote this post in September 2011.. Pathteacher: Rick Perry strategy: Cut the fire department budget, pray for rain, call FEMA.
Volunteer fire departments, which cover much of the state, have also faced a 75% state budget cut this year under Perry and the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Withering fields in Texas, the largest U.S. grower, led Governor Rick Perry, a Republican presidential candidate and the son of a cotton farmer, to ask supporters to pray for rain to end a ‘monster drought’ shrinking cattle herds and killing crops.
”..This call came a day after Perry reiterated his request for a Major Disaster Declaration from the federal government for response and recovery, as Texas is still battling more than 50 wildfires.