Governor Rick Perry’s appearance Friday night at the Texas Tribune Festival was followed by the publication of Oops!: A Diary From the 2012 Campaign Trail, an e-book by the Trib’s Jay Root. That got the chattering classes chattering, about both future Texas policy and Perry’s ill-fated run. Below, five takeaways.
Get Behind Him, Satan
During his Friday night conversation with Evan Smith, the Texas Tribune’s CEO and editor-in-chief, Perry didn’t back away from his statements about Satan and the separation of church and state during a conference call with evangelical pastor Rick Scarborough.
As Peggy Fikac of the Houston Chronicle reported:
“Let me go on the record as saying, I believe in Satan,” Perry said when Smith asked him about his recent comments that Satan is running across the world pushing untruths. Perry had said one untruth that’s out there is that people of faith shouldn’t be in