Written by S.C. Sherman on August 21, 2014

A few days ago I sat down with Governor Rick Perry. The interview was more like a couple guys talking, than an interview from the press pool. If you’ve never met Governor Perry or spent any time with him…he has a presence as big as shall we say…Texas. His passion and true love is business development and I believe he would have talked about that all night if we could have. It’s obvious what he’s been doing has been working too. Texas is crushing the rest of the country in economic development with one in three of all new jobs created in America coming in Texas.

The full unedited video is nineteen minutes long and is posted here in its entirety. I had no idea that just a few days after our interview Governor Perry would be indicted on charges of coercion as payback for some good old-fashioned political fighting. You can read about the charges all over the internet so I won’t focus on them. I personally enjoy this short video of the Democrat District Attorney at the center of the controversy as she is shown resisting arrest and threatening cops and talking a little smack. Travis County, Texas, you must be proud of this gem. I don’t know if the charges will amount to anything, but I’ll tell you this…Governor Perry is the real deal. He cares about his citizens in Texas more than our current president cares about all of us. The country could do a lot worse than another good old boy from Texas at the helm of this once great country.

Here are some highlights from my interview.

Follow the link here to watch the whole thing:

Governor Perry and S.C. Sherman

Governor Perry on the Border Issue:

“If Washington will not secure the border, the state of Texas will. President Obama does not have the will to invest the resources to secure the border…Obviously, if the federal government is not going to do its duty…we’re going to have to do what’s right to protect our citizens…It’s disappointing that Washington did not act on this…very disconcerting to see Washington go on vacation…I know one thing, the drug cartels did not go on vacation.”

Governor Perry on the Sgt. Tahmooressi Issue:

“If the President cared about this issue, he would’ve been out…months ago…obviously he doesn’t care!”

Governor Perry on NASA:

“The transition from public to private sector has happened before and I have no problem with that…but there was no thoughtful transition, just a cutting off of NASA’s funds. Recently, Elon Musk and Space X announced they will have launch facilities for space exploration in Texas. Also, XCOR based in Midland who are rocket manufacturers… Bezos and Blue Origin out in West Texas with his space exploration and space travel company. That’s the three main private space companies operating in Texas…Texas will become the central focus for space exploration and space travel industry…”

“If we have to go hat-in-hand to Vladmir Putin who’s not exactly fond of us and ask if we can get a ride to the space station…that sticks in the craw a little bit.”

Governor Perry on ISIS:

“We don’t need boots on the ground, but we need major assistance in arms, and ammunition, and other weapons…especially to the Kurds…These ISIS are bad people…they’re so bad Al Queda doesn’t even want to be associated with them.”

“It all goes back to leading from the rear…not believing that the United States has a role to play in world affairs…we saw it in Libya, Egypt, Israel in multiple ways, we saw it in Syria, and Ukraine…a result of this President running out of Iraq…he tries to blame it on the Bush Administration and I think the American people are kind of tired of him standing up and pointing to the left and saying it’s his fault.”             “We need some leadership out of this president and it’s woefully short at the present.”

Governor Perry on a Hawkeye v. Aggie Football Bowl Game:

“Why don’t we have the two teams play for the National Championship…that’s the way to git-r-done…the Hawkeyes win the Big 10 and Aggies win the SEC and away we go…chips to the middle…winner take all!”

That’s the way Governor Perry rolls. Push it to the middle and winner takes all. I’m quite sure that’s what’s going to happen with this Texas squabble that has become an indictment. I also think it’s a commentary on how much of a threat Perry has become in recent days. He is a can-do type man. He will not be accused of inaction. I think this little lady from Travis County should strap it on, that still means a side arm in Texas, and meet the Governor in the street at High Noon. Problem solved.

I don’t know if Governor Perry will run for president or not, but this is the kind of man our country needs more of.



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S.C. Sherman
S.C. Sherman grew up a farm kid in rural Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications Studies. Steve is a business owner, and recently ran for Iowa State House of Representatives.. S.C. enjoys political commentary and great stories. He has written three fiction novels found at He currently lives with his wife and four children in North Liberty, Iowa.