If you have any of these send them my way so I can link them... I am just trying to blog each national appearance as I find them online... even a few days late... here is Rick on the Today Show (link). Excerpt follows...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry writes in his book "Fed Up!" that big government has hurt America. In this excerpt, he shares why he believes politicians in Washington are to blame.
I grew up in Paint Creek, Texas. If you can’t find it on a map, I won’t be surprised. Just look for Haskell, Texas, population 3,000, and then go a few miles to the south and the east and you might find it. We were cotton farmers. We believed in God, we believed in taking care of ourselves and one another, and we believed that America was the greatest nation on earth. We still do. Serving as the governor of Texas for almost ten years has given me a unique perspective on the current state of things in our country. And from my vantage point, I see a nation filled with good, hardworking people who are wondering what happened to the country they knew. It wasn’t so long ago that we were expected to pay our bills, we were able to pray at the town meeting, and we believed it was important to rely on ourselves or our families rather than government.