Beltway Happenings 
Nov. 8, 2010-Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) spoke at the Heritage Foundation while promoting his book FED UP! Our Fight to Save America from Washington (Little, Brown and Company, Nov. 15, 2010).  According to the book jacket, "We are tired of being told how much salt to put on our food, what kind of cars we can drive, what kinds of guns we can own, what kind of prayers we are allowed to say and where we can say them, what we are allowed to do to elect political candidates, what kind of energy we can use, what doctor we can see." Perry emphasized the Tenth Amendment ("The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.")  Proceeds from sales of the book go to the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Tenth Amendment Studies.  Several times during the presentation, Perry denied any presidential ambitions; indeed he said the book was evidence that he does not plan a White House run.  Perry became governor on Dec. 21, 2000, upon the resignation of then-Gov. George W. Bush, and was elected to a third full term last Tuesday.

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