It seems the rule in the Republican Party is that family is “off limits” only when they say it is. How many times did we hear a comment about Michelle Obama’s statement about when she became proud of our country?  Yet virtually every time we saw Sarah Palin or John McCain we saw their spouses standing quietly behind them.

Sarah Palin used her children when helpful to her, but if they did something, like being an unwed teenage mother, she and her child capitalized on it. So criticizing a spouse may be viewed by some as “off limits.” However when lying is involved, everyone is fair game; especially if the reason the member of the family is telling a lie is to promote the politician running for office. If Anita Perry gives an interview and disparages our President by lying, we care! Here is the story. As John King explained Anita Perry said it was the Obama administration that caused her son to lose his job. Her son actually explained he quit. The video CNN relied upon to prove that Anita Perry lied, was one of her son documenting the reason he quit his job.  However the more compelling video was a speech given by Mrs. Perry the day before when she told the story of how she and Rick told their children that Rick was going to run for President. In that presentation Anita Perry recounts her son telling her that he would gladly quit his job to help his dad! Thus Anita Perry has admitted that she knew her son would be quitting his job to help his dad. . This lie was not only an untruth, but it was an intentional lie. Mrs. Perry was so anxious to disparage President Obama that she was willing to tell a lie. Moreover, there was no attempt by Rick or Anita to retract the statement or clarify the record.

It seems that lying is a trait that Rick and Anita have in common.

1. Perry lied about education funding.

2. Perry lied when he declared that if elected Governor he would NOT run for the office of the Presidency.

3. Perry lied about meeting a woman dying of cervical cancer.

4. Perry has repeatedly lied about the number of jobs he has created.

5. Perry has lied about protecting the rights or property owners.

6. Perry lied about the EPA never complaining about the pollution in Texas.

7. Perry lied about supporting a banker bailout.

8. Perry lied about supporting in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

9. Perry lied about border violence in El Paso.

10. Perry lied when he said the federal stimulus didn’t create any jobs.

Thus it is clear that lying is a way of life for Rick and Anita Perry. It is particularly bothersome because Rick and Anita Perry promote themselves as religious people. Anita has complained that Rick has been “brutalized” by the media, and that he is working to “save this country’s soul”. When they can’t save their own souls, they surely can’t save ours’. If Rick or Anita saw a burning bush, it wasn’t a sign from God; it was an indication that Perry shouldn’t have cut the volunteer fire department budget in the year Texas was suffering from a record drought.