Early Voting

Julie and I early voted this afternoon for my boss, Governor Rick Perry. Below is the text of an email that I received from someone else who works for the Governor, explaining why it is important to vote for him in this primary as well as for Justice Eva Guzman.

Early voting is underway. You can vote early through next Friday. The Primary is Tuesday, March 2nd. I encourage you to vote early. Having been involved in the political process for close to 30 years now, I can think of no time in the history of our country and our state that it is more important for you to choose the right leaders. I know that you are all encountering your own issues with this current economy, and there is a lot of uncertainty, and in many cases fear, of what the future holds. I know that you will find it no surprise that I am encouraging you to vote for our current Governor, Rick Perry. I’m not going to give you the political reasons – you can see those on the tv ads that are currently running. I am asking you to support him because he has done a great job leading this state during very difficult times. Things are tough on many Texans right now, but it could be a lot worse if steps had not been taken prior to this current downturn to have Texas in a strong position to weather the storm. Those decisions did not happen by accident. I have had the privilege to see our Governor at work behind the scenes. I know how much he loves this state and the people of this state. He is seasoned and has made the tough decisions that have needed to be made, many times knowing that he would take the political hit. He does not govern by opinion polls or from the influence of special interests. He isn’t looking for the endorsement of newspapers. He represents the businesses and people who work hard every day – The folks like you and me who don’t ask anything from government other than to let us keep as much of our hard earned salaries and business profits as possible to support ourselves, our familes, and help in our communities.

He is not very popular with the current administration in Washington DC. He is taking strong stands every day to protect Texas and her people from what some in the federal government would do to our state, if not challenged. The threats are real and too numerous to discuss in one short email. This is not the time to elect someone who would need time for on-the-job training. The people in office who would pass laws to hurt our state would not give someone a grace period. I would be happy to answer questions or direct you to sources who can answer your questions.

I would also like to encourage you to vote for Justice Eva Guzman for the Texas Supreme Court. The Governor just recently appointed her to the seat she holds on the Court. Justice Guzman is known throughout legal circles as a strict constructionist with an unmatched work ethic. She is a principled, conservative judge. As an associate justice on the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston, she ruled on thousands of civil and criminal appeals, and authored hundreds of published opinions. She was recently recognized by the Hispanic National Bar Association as Latina Judge of the Year and as 2009 Judge of the Year by the Mexican American Bar Association of Texas Foundation. She has also been named Appellate Judge of the Year by P.O.L.I.C.E. Inc. and the Houston Police Officers Union. She has an incredible personal history that I would be happy to share with you. For all of my female friends, you would love to hear about her story and journey to end up making history as the first Hispanic female to serve on the Supreme Court of Texas.

Thanks to each of you for your indulgence as I have shared my opinions with you.

I have met Justice Guzman on several occasions and I have spoken with her at length and in depth about her judicial philosophy as a principled conservative Judge. She is a proven hard worker on the 14th Court of Appeals and I encourage everyone to vote for her in the primary and general election in her race for place 9 on the Texas Supreme Court.

from yesterday’s campaign stop in Austin
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