Moe Lane’s diary, “10 things to remember about the Iowa caucus” (specifically point number one: “Politicians lie”) inspired me to write today about one of my favorite reasons for supporting Rick Perry.
Once when her pastor was preaching about the lying ways of politicians, Rick Perry’s mom spoke right up in church and said “my son is the governor of the great state of Texas, and he is not a liar.” The pastor kept right on with his sermon, so Mrs. Perry had to raise her voice and repeat the statement a second time. It reminds me of the story of Washington and the cherry tree except that it really happened.
This is not proof that Rick Perry never lies, but it is proof he was trained not to, and that Mrs. Perry believed the lesson took with her son. The Bible supports her in this opinion. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
I have been watching Perry closely for his entire campaign. I have seen evidence that his mamma’s confidence in him is well founded. A truly honest man will tell the truth even to his own hurt, and Perry has done that on more than one occasion.
Perry’s best chance of winning is for people to realize that he is honest when he says he is on our side. He honestly is running for president only because he sees that the country he loves is in trouble and he wants to help. He has great plans that are all for our good. His record as governor of Texas proves that if we give him the chance, he can and will accomplish what he plans to do.
Note to Iowa: Honesty in a politician is as rare as hens teeth. Perry is the man we can trust and we better snap him up pronto.