The Hightower Spin

RECEIVED Mon., Sept. 19, 2011

Dear Editor,
    Hightower made some good points about the mix of jobs Rick Perry has created [“Hightower Report,” News, Sept. 16]. I also agree that Perry is spinning a yarn. Like Obama, Perry is a career politician and, like Obama, thinks the ends justify the means and to hell with the truth. I was disappointed to see that Mr. Hightower resorted to the same spin tactics that he seemed to be railing against. The comparison of public sector jobs to private sector jobs in Texas is a valid approach. However, Mr. Hightower added federal public sector jobs to Texas public sector jobs to get his statistics to support his argument. If you torture the facts, they will confess to the truth. Perry is not responsible for the federal public sector jobs, military jobs, and so forth. So where do we go for the “no spin” truth. Well, not to the career politicians and not to Mr. Hightower.
Nathan L. Gibson
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