Rick Perry has been running hard to the right lately as he prepares for a 2010 challenge from Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison for the GOP nomination for governor.
Yessir, Texas Governor ole Rick Perry is a real "conservative" all right! According to a story in the El Paso newspaper this staunch right wing conservative spent $2 million dollars of federal money installing 17 cameras along the border to help prevent the entry of illegal aliens. The original plan was to have 200 cameras in place.
The cameras helped to generate 8 drug busts and 11 arrests. 300 illegal aliens were reported.
It's hard to see how the program, in effect for over a year now, could spend so much and accomplish so little.
Perry's office has claimed the camera surveilance a great success and wants to spend $2 million more!
This from the governor who turned down millions of federal dollars for unemployed Texans!
Here's a link to the original story in the El Paso Times: