- The Washington Times - Monday, June 1, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It looks to be a promising week for Rick Perry, who reveals his White House intentions on Thursday at an airport in Addison, a town near Dallas. The Texas state House and Senate have voted to remove public corruption cases from the state’s Public Integrity Unit, linked to a 2014 indictment of then-Gov. Rick Perry for abuse of power. The legislation has gone to Gov. Greg Abbott, suggesting future public corruption cases be investigated and prosecuted in a two-step process by the Texas Rangers and District attorneys.

Mr. Perry, meanwhile, got a notable vote of confidence from Tara Kyle, widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the nation’s most lethal sniper in history, and subject of a best-selling book and feature film on the phenomenon.

“I tend to keep my political opinions to myself - the only candidate I ever endorsed was in a race for county sheriff - but this is different. I’ll proudly stand with one of the great leaders this state and country have ever produced. Rick Perry,” Mrs. Kyle said, according to RickPAC, a political action committee.

She’ll be there, in fact, when Mr. Perry makes his big announcement. The candidate is ready.

“I knew that after our unsuccessful attempt in 2011 and 2012 I was a bit naive about what it required to run for the presidency of the United States. Just being the governor of Texas was not enough,” Mr. Perry told talk radio host Mike Gallagher over the weekend.

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