Governor Gives Our Supporters the "Finger" at Campaign Stop in S.A.!

At our picket of the Governor’s stop today, he clearly gave our supporters an obscene gesture commonly known as the “finger!” I was on radio this afternoon with Christian conservative talk radio host Adam McManus, KSLR AM 630. He was so appalled at this incident and couldn’t believe that a sitting Governor who claims to be a conservative would stoop to such a thing toward people with an opposing view, that he called up our witnesses, Byron and Dave, to have them personally testify ON THE AIR that they saw him do it! He’s demanding the Governor apologize. We’ll see what comes of it.

I must agree, it’s shocking for the leader of the Great State of Texas to resort to such school yard tactics when confronted with law-abiding citizens demonstrating their opposition to one of his prominent, life-altering policies to toll existing highways. After all, this is a no-tax pledge Governor who has effectively instituted the largest tax increase in Texas history, according to County Commissioner Lyle Larson, through lifetime toll taxes on FREEways we’ve already been taxed to build. He’s been flooded with thousands of emails asking him to put a stop to this and he continues to ignore the issue.

Unfortunately, this reveals the character of the man seeking re-election on a platform that seems solely based on wanting a legacy of being the “Governor who served the longest term in Texas history” rather than the Governor who served Texans well, with fiscal accountability and lowering the tax burden as he promised. Tell the Governor how you feel about his rude behavior to law-abiding citizens with a differing point of view. Write AND call the Governor: (800) 252-9600 ( and through web mail). Ask for an apology and more importantly, ask him to put have his Transportation Commission put a stop to this!

Here’s a story about it in the Express-News.

0 Replies to “Governor Gives Our Supporters the "Finger" at Campaign Stop in S.A.!”

  1. Juan Noval

    Governor Perry:

    Is this the behavior of an official in your position? Shame on you for your rudeness, immaturity, and lack of manners. To give the “finger” to anyone is rude, and you have acted as if you were a high school bully. I am now totally convinced that you have no place in our government. I cringe at the thought of you representing us as our governor. No way I am going to vote for you this coming election. Not only because of your rudeness, but because of the way you are trying to toll our roads and the whole Transportation Commision issue.

    Sir, you need to publicly apologize for your behavior and cease attempting to shove this whole 281/1604 toll road and I-35 corridor “project” down our throats.

    Respectfully,

    Juan Noval

  2. Howard Dietrich

    I believe that Govenor Perry needs to give all Citizens of the Great State of Texas an apology for his un professional behavior of the “finger” that he gave to citizens who oppose his agenda concerning toll roads!

    We don’t need any govenor of any political party acting this way!! They need to be voted out of office and someone with integrity put in by any party – Democrat, Republican, Liberatarian or Independent party. This is unacceptable behavior!!

  3. Esteban Erik Stipnieks

    Adam refuses to believe that Rick Perry would do such a thing. Rick claims to be a conservative yet does the double taxation. Adam believes after saying mofo and arguing with a state trooper that Rick Perry is worthy of support.

    Any following of the money shows that Rick Perry is bought and paid for by the toll lobby. A look at Perry’s past gives credibility to the accusations. Yet because Rick makes token efforts to appease those of faith Adam whole heartedly believes Perry and his staff. I would recommend that adam@takeastand.net be told to get a clue.

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