This is a completely deceptive comment from Rick Perry’s political strategist, Dave Carney:
Carney also pushed back against media reports that Perry is certain to run.
“Very smart people said that about (Mississippi Gov. Haley) Barbour and (Indiana Gov. Micth) Daniels and also (former Alaska Gov.) Sarah Palin, and others,” he said. “The professional guessing class always gets ahead of themselves. They’re just a cynical bunch of people who need to get out in the sunshine and get out and meet real people. They always think that something has been decided when it hasn’t been decided, or that it’s definitely a done deal although many times they’re wrong.”
Contrary to Carney’s assertion, the “very smart people” who are saying that about Governor Palin are actually right and have not been proven wrong. It’s no surprise that Perry’s stooges want to push Governor Palin out of the race and perpetuate the misperception that most Republican and Republican-leaning indies have about how the Governor isn’t running.
What’s worse in my opinion is that purported center-right journalist Philip Klein didn’t correct Carney’s false assertion. It’s people like Klein, more so than the MSM, who are responsible for why Republican and Republican-leaning indies have been misled into believing that the Governor won’t run. It goes without saying that any fair journalist would have noted that both Mitch Daniels and Haley Barbour have publicly announced that they weren’t running for President while Governor Palin has not publicly announced her intentions.