I don't know a whole lot about either of them, but Anita Perry, Rick's wife and Texas' first lady, recent had some interesting comments about tea parties and grassroots organizing (link). Excerpt follows...
To help maintain the state’s historical roots, Texas’ First Lady Anita Perry said Wednesday, Republican women statewide need to continue espousing the values they’ve been taught while also passing them on to the next generation.
“We’re bound being Republican women because of the values we’ve embraced,” Perry said, speaking to a group of about 140 at the Midland County Republican Women’s luncheon Wednesday. “A big part of those values play into our Texas history.”
Quoting Nancy Reagan’s comparison of a woman to a tea bag — which says one doesn’t know the true strength of either until thrown in hot water — Perry said Republican women have shown their strength through grassroots things like the recent TEA Party protests.
Movements like these and other actions that make Republican values heard will become increasingly important during the coming months and years as different issues are decided, she said. And, just as she learned these values from people like Jenna Welch, Barbara Bush and her own mother, Perry said women present Wednesday need to take the time to pass on their traits to their own daughters.
Typically from what I can tell, Anita has stuck mostly to mansion restoration type stuff and has been more Laura Bush than Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton. This article seems to show that she is maybe slightly more politically active behind the scenes than previously thought.
As for Ray, I don't know much about him, other than his earlier career included quite a bit of politicking. People for a long time said Ray was the real brains behind the Kay rise to power. What he is up to lately, I am not really that tuned into.