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Quote Of The Day: Ron Paul Adviser Goes After Perry Campaign

"Governor Perry, let me be clear: It is not that you supported Al Gore that worries us.

It is that you supported Hillary Clinton's health care plan.
You pushed for federal bailout and stimulus funds.

You support welfare for illegal immigrants.

You tried to forcibly vaccinate 12-year-old girls against sexually transmitted diseases by executive order.

You raised taxes twice.

And, state debt has more than doubled in your tenure as governor, pushing Texas to the brink of our constitutional debt limit.

It's that you supported ALL of these bad ideas that are inconsistent with how most Republicans understand conservatism, yet you now try to swagger your way into the Tea Party." -Jesse Benton, campaign adviser to Congressman Ron Paul, responding to Rick Perry's campaign releasing Paul's resignation letter (from when he quit the Republican party).

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