Surprise! Rick Perry’s Slush Fund Produces Slush

There is seemingly no end to the tales of woe emananting from the Governor’s Emerging Technology Fund. Yesterday the News revealed that the executive director, who had no apparent credentials for the job, was playing footsie on the side. Meanwhile, the Austin American Statesman was hot on the trail of David Nance, a Perry crony to whom the governor directed a $2 million federal grant. Guess what? The money is spent, and there is nothing to show for it. But Nance was able to pay himself $250,000 a year while it lasted. You want some waste and fraud in government? Look no further than your Texas governor.

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