In April 2011, Gov. Perry issued a Proclamation for Days of Prayer for Rain in Texas to combat the Texas drought. Then in August 2011, Perry led a Bible reading for 30,000 to 40,000 people at Reliant Stadium in Houston where he called on attendees to fast & pray for rain. Cynicism not aside, we now arrive at Sept 2012 when Perry is finally receiving recognition & acknowledgement for having "replenished our lakes and streams" with his heartfelt prayer in the face of mockery by the press (and folks like me).
Scarborough said "the press was willing to mock the calling of the prayer and fasting but had failed to document that what everyone thought would take years to replenish our lakes and streams almost happened in three months. It began raining. This year, our farmers have had a record year of harvesting their hay*, and I take all that back to the courageous call of a governor of a state to the people to pray and fast and the fact that you led in that day.... Thank you for your leadership in our state."My bad for having doubted the miraculousness that is Rick Perry.
Although to be fair to Rick Perry, it has rained in Texas since April 2011.