Mark Miner

Politics & Policy |
August 22, 2011

Perry, the EPA, and the normalcy compass

For a successful politician, and Perry has known nothing but success in his career, Perry lacks, for want of a better term, a normalcy compass–the instinct to understand where the majority of Americans stand on the conventional wisdom of the day. He has spent his entire career on the far

Politics & Policy |
August 18, 2011

The Perry campaign: Where is the message discipline?

Suggesting that the head of the Federal Reserve’s policies border on treason one day. Questioning global warming the next. Rick Perry is not on his game. The campaign appears to be shoot-from-the-hip. (I’m told that he recanted his stance on HPV without telling anyone what he planned to do.) Why

Politics & Policy |
April 23, 2010

Did Bill White pioneer contingency fees?

This is a charge that the Perry campaign, through spokesman Mark Miner, has leveled at White. It seemed dubious to me, because contingency fees have been used by plaintiffs' lawyers since long before Bill White was practicing law. Contingency fees are used in personal injury cases when a client cannot

Politics & Policy |
October 19, 2009

Just wondering…

…why the Perry campaign is silent today. Last week spokesman Mark Miner fired off releases on Tuesday (2), Wednesday (2), and Friday (1). Today, nada. OK, I’m probably making a mountain out of a molehill, but it has occurred to me that the last couple of weeks haven’t exactly been

Politics & Policy |
September 1, 2009

Kerfuffle

My earlier post, “Missing…,” which dealt with the Hutchison campaign’s daily e-mail, “The Hutchison Huddle,” apparently has caused quite a kerfuffle. To sum up, the gist of the e-mail was that the Perry campaign’s bill signing ceremonies were really campaign appearances and should be paid for by campaign funds. I

Politics & Policy |
September 1, 2009

Missing…

…My post about “The Hutchison Huddle,” which I inadvertently deleted. The Hutchison Huddle is a daily collection of e-mail messages from Joe Pounder of the Hutchison campaign. The one that I picked from today’s e-mail read: While Kay Bailey Hutchison is on the campaign trail talking with Texas voters, Rick