by Max Brantley
Worth reading: A New York Times analysis of Gov. Rick Perry's responsibility for Texas' relatively prosperous economic condition (though its unemployment rate is higher than Arkansas's, it's beggaring education because of state spending cuts and the poor can expect less of a safety net there than in most other states.)
Q: Did Rick Perry create the oil and gas exploration boom in Texas (with the attendant jobs and tax revenue) brought about by skyrocketing oil and gas prices and new exploration techniques?
UPDATE: Karl Rove jumps Perry's butt for stupid comment about head of Federal Reserve. Bushies don't like Perry.
ALSO: You help Rick Perry with campaign cash, he helps you with government cash.
ALSO: Thank you Rick Perry. Your budget cuts mean an enormous reduction in cancer screening for women.