Glenn Beck and Governor Perry, what could be better?
From Politex, the Fort Worth Star Telegrams political blog.
Gov. Rick Perry will be in Tyler this Saturday to appear on stage with conservative commentator Glenn Beck, Perry’s office confirmed.
Beck is holding a town hall-style event in Tyler’s Oil Palace this Saturday. Ticket prices range from $25 to $85.
The event will be preceded by a “call to action meeting” by the Tyler group, Grassroots America – We The People. Attendees at the meeting will learn how to become citizen plaintiffs against the federal health reform plan, according to the group’s website.
Beck played a special role in this year’s Republican gubernatorial primary. He first criticized Perry for not governing as a conservative.
Then he had candidate Debra Medina on his radio show and asked her if she was a “9/11 truther.” When he didn’t like Medina’s answer, Beck said, “Rick, I think you and I could french kiss right now.” Medina’s campaign never recovered.
This is just the latest in a string of Perry appearances this year alongside high-profile conservatives. In February, he held a campaign rally in Houston with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Earlier this month, he was a speaker at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference which also featured Palin, activist Andrew Breitbart and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.