(Ted Rall’s blog)
In the case of Perry’s lofty claim that Merck couldn’t buy his gubernatorial mandate, looks like the answer would be ‘lying’. Kevin Drum at Mother Jones wraps up the details:
… Now we know what it takes to get in the door and persuade Perry to do something that violates his most deeply held principles and enrages his most zealous supporters. Five grand is indeed far too little. But 30 grand plus 350 grand plus some arm twisting from a pal with deep pockets apparently does the trick. That makes Perry a pretty expensive date. On the other hand, if it were something that didn’t violate his most deeply held principles, I imagine his price would go down.