Report: Perry mostly absent from governor's office

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

DALLAS (AP) - In the first 16 days since abandoning his presidential campaign, Gov. Rick Perry has been to his office just three times and stayed no longer than three hours each time, according to a published report.

Citing Perry's own state calendars, The Dallas Morning News ( reports Perry has barely returned to his Capitol office in Austin after spending almost six months away campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination.

In 11 of the days since, his schedule shows no state meetings, phone calls or other events. In the five days thereafter, he is shown engaging in 10 hours of state business.

Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed says that, even though absent in body, Perry is tending to state business and that his office calendar doesn't accurately reflect his pursuit of his duties.

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  • by Zyklon B Location: The Voice on Feb 21, 2012 at 08:29 AM
    Go away Rick Perry. Maybe you can team with Trump and Blagovich and make a Hair Club for Men infomercial.
  • by John Q Location: Texoma on Feb 20, 2012 at 02:48 PM
    You mean he hasn't been at work in 6 months??? Who knew?? (c:
  • by truth Location: in anonymous wifes arms on Feb 20, 2012 at 02:46 PM
    Worst example of a political official ever
  • by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 02:27 PM
    It don't take that long to pack up your personal belongings, in anticipation of leaving politics in disgrace. Oops!
  • by south of the border on Feb 20, 2012 at 01:22 PM
    It is time for him to go.
  • by life long resident Location: sherman on Feb 20, 2012 at 01:05 PM
    And you crazy people keep re-electing him. Seriously????
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      by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 04:20 PM in reply to life long resident
      He's bad, but I'd take him over any democrat I've seen run recently. If the dems would worry about taking care of everyone instead of just the lazy and unambitious, I wouldn't feel this way.
  • by Peter Location: Sherman on Feb 20, 2012 at 11:52 AM
    Old Rick sure knows about ethics, this clean cut turncoat is a sad govenor. What is sadder still is that this Great State does not see how bad he really is and relects this Buffoun
  • by Leo on Feb 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM
    Maybe he is in sherman playing golf with the apple dumpling gang
  • by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 11:46 AM
    Well, he said government leaders should be part-time. I guess he is implementing that idea.....ha!
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