"Rick Perry’s likely entry int
o the GOP presidential race comes without the green skeletons many of his rivals have tried to shed."
"Unlike Mitt Romney, the Texas governor doesn't believe in global warming science. And unlike Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman, there are no viral ads of Perry touting the virtues of bipartisanship as a solution to climate change.
Yes, Perry was once a Democrat and even served as Al Gore's state chairman during the 1988 White House campaign.
But conservatives who dismiss mandatory federal policies on global warming say they're willing to let Perry's Gore connection go. After all, his Austin track record has lately been all about blasting the Obama administration's green agenda, from lawsuits to daily praying for the president to reverse court on EPA regulations."
"Michele Bachmann Repeatedly Sought Stimulus, EPA, Other Government Funds " (Huffington Post)
"Romney's 'Corporations Are People' A Gift To Political Foes" (NPR)
"Pawlenty Hopes ‘I’m Sorry’ Is Enough" (New York Times)
Opinion: "Rick Perry's Unanswered Praryers" (New York Times)
"What You Missed While Not Watching the Iowa GOP Debate" (Swampland/TIME)