Friday, March 5

Stand By Your Man!

Hoo boy...this is getting really sticky. I'm sure Drudge is working on this story, right?

Report: Perry blames political foes for 'smear campaign'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is denying widespread rumors that he and his wife plan to divorce over his alleged infidelity and that he will resign from office, according to a published report Friday.

Perry told the Austin American-Statesman in a copyright story that political enemies are responsible for the "smear campaign."

The first-term Republican, who was elected in 2002, said Thursday he was forced to respond publicly because the "obvious, orchestrated effort" had reached critical mass, with rumors spread by e-mail and on Web sites.

Perry said the rumors "are not correct in any shape, form or fashion. These are irresponsible. They're salacious. They're hurtful to my family."
Okay! Okay! Duly noted there, Rick. So let's hear from your wife...

The governor's wife, Anita Perry, declined to comment after her husband's interview with the American-Statesman.
Um. Yeah. Well, ya can't bottle that kind of enthusiasm...