Governor Rick Perry on SFA campus promoting new book

By Whitney Grunder - bio | email

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) – A Conservative movement on the Stephen F. Austin Campus is drawing the state's top Republican.

Hundreds of college students are joining Texas Governor Rick Perry in a mission to save America from Washington.

Fed up with Washington, fed up with spending-- Governor Rick Perry lays it all out in his new book, aptly titled "Fed Up!"

"Over the last two years we've seen Washington just spending money that we don't have on programs that we frankly don't want," said Perry.

The newly re-elected governor says Washington needs to cut unnecessary programs, and follow traditional constitutional values, letting states govern themselves.

"Starting by the turning around of the national health care bill that was passed and actually have a thoughtful conversation about the states actually being the laboratories of innovation," said Perry who blames social security, Medicaid and Medicare for a mountain of national debt.

"106 trillion dollars of unfunded liability, zero dollars set aside to pay for that. It's going to be a difficult period of time but one I think the American people are ready to address," said Perry.

Governor Perry's book hasn't officially been released but still hundreds of SFA students lined up to have their very own copy signed by the newly re-elected governor himself.

Entering his third term, Rick Perry is the longest-serving governor of Texas.

He's already considered a potential contender in the next presidential election.

"Obviously he's doing something right for the state of Texas so I say go for the White House," said SFA student Travis Shera.

As for the governor's thoughts?

"Any chance you might run for president?"

"No. I've got the greatest job in the world. I hope that some man or woman will be our nominee and stand up and tell America that they want to go to Washington and make Washington D.C. as inconsequential in their lives as they can," answered Perry.

"If he chooses to I wish him luck but I love him as governor of Texas. He's put Texas way up a head of all the other states," said President of the Young Conservatives SFA Chapter, Andy Griffith.

Governor Perry says he's not going anywhere.

"Fed Up!" hits store shelves on Monday.

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