Substance versus swagger, mansion style

The Associated Press wrote a detailed accounting of Rick Perry’s massive rental mansion expenses this morning, and it’s pretty stunning, especially in light of most Texans tightening their families’ budgets in a slow economy.

I’m sure you will develop your very own favorite of Perry’s unnecessary expense – there are many in the AP story from which to choose.

My favorite extravagance? The $700 clothes rack. In a state with an $18 billion budget shortfall. In a state where many Texans don’t have $700 worth of clothes.

Here’s a stunning money-saving idea: get rid of the $700 clothes rack, or better yet sell it on Craig’s List.

Meanwhile you can replace it with this, which you can get for free from any dry cleaner in town:



2 Responses to Substance versus swagger, mansion style

  1. Anonymous May 18, 2010 at 2:48 am #

    Dumb idea, Harold. The clothes hanger could be used for an abortion.

  2. casey May 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    $18,000 for “consumables” such as household supplies and cleaning products,
    $1,001 in window coverings from upscale retailer Neiman Marcus,
    $1,000 “emergency repair” of the governor’s filtered ice machine,
    $700 clothes rack,
    $70 for a two year subscription to Food & Wine Magazine.

    Rick Perry wasting taxpayer money and being compared to John Edwards for the remainder of the campaign….Priceless.

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