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Steve Schmidt joins Rick Perry´s legal team
Politico, by Maggie Haberman

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 8/26/2014 5:42:33 PM

Republican strategist and former John McCain consultant Steve Schmidt has joined the team helping Texas Gov. Rick Perry with the strategy around his indictment, POLITICO has learned. Schmidt is the latest addition to a team that Perry has been expanding with legal hands. (Snip) Earlier this week, POLITICO’s Mike Allen reported that Perry had hired former Clinton White House special counsel Mark Fabiani to a team that already included Republican lawyer Ben Ginsberg.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: avogadra, 8/26/2014 5:45:45 PM     (No. 9982279)

So Perry will lose, just like McCain. Oh well.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Winmag, 8/26/2014 5:46:26 PM     (No. 9982281)

He´ll have to take his head out of Morning Shmoe´s rear end before he can help Perry. He is a McCain loser of the highest order.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/26/2014 5:46:35 PM     (No. 9982282)

Perry needs to borrow Boehner´s toy monkey.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mfm, 8/26/2014 5:46:45 PM     (No. 9982283)

Sorry Rick, bad move. So much for the bold conservative...Once again a let down.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/26/2014 5:51:01 PM     (No. 9982290)

A whole lot of good Schmidt did for McCain.
Good luck to ´ya.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/26/2014 5:51:55 PM     (No. 9982294)

Big mistake Ricky boy. Schmidt is a democrat/Obama plant. He´ll make you lose like he helped the doofus McCain lose by holding Palin back and complimenting the Magic Negro "What Me Worry?" president.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 8/26/2014 5:53:32 PM     (No. 9982296)

Shocking. Why would any Republican hire this lying snake? He as much as engineered McCain´s loss as he deliberately detoured any and all criticism of Obama. Also, it was his grand idea to suspend the campaign during a crucial time -- the moment when McCain was gaining in the polls thanks to the Palin choice.

I have no idea what Perry is thinking here. Someone should give him the heads up he´s let the devil in his house.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/26/2014 5:57:30 PM     (No. 9982303)

Oh, great!

That´s what I always advise - - hire a proven LOSER!

Nice move, Rick.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/26/2014 6:03:11 PM     (No. 9982308)

this sounds like a big mistake.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 8/26/2014 6:04:32 PM     (No. 9982310)

Please note that Perry hired Schmidt to help with his current LEGAL troubles. There is no campaign (yet). That said, I still think this is a bad choice.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: NYbob, 8/26/2014 6:05:53 PM     (No. 9982311)

This stupidity confirms my doubts about Perry.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: killerbee, 8/26/2014 6:12:57 PM     (No. 9982320)

2nd post: This may not be about Perry´s potential future campaign, but allowing Schmidt anywhere near him in any way is an enormous mistake. Maybe Perry needs to change his last name to Rubio if this is his judgment in associates. Schmidt is not likely in this to help anyone but himself and those attacking Perry. Proven snake. What the HECK are you thinking, gov?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: richwill, 8/26/2014 6:14:17 PM     (No. 9982323)

Perry just lost me. Schmidt trashed Sarah Palin, and proved what a liberal wolf in sheep´s clothing that he is.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 8/26/2014 6:18:52 PM     (No. 9982331)

Schmidt has NO LEGAL background so my jaw dropped when I saw this. What possible "strategy" could he offer regarding an indictment? I will never understand why Republicans keep hiring the same losers over and over. Back in the dark ages you weren´t hired again if you didn´t perform well and do the job successfully. What a concept. I guess it´s the Karl Rove connection.

Why would a Republican want to have anything to do with a guy that regularly attacks Palin, appears on the repulsive MessNBC and with the crass, odious, hateful Bill Maher? He allegedly was "the strategist responsible for the U.S. Supreme Court nominations of Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts." Well, he got one right anyway.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/26/2014 6:19:44 PM     (No. 9982336)

Everything that Steve has tried to do on behalf of the GOP has turned to Schmidt.



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Reply 16 - Posted by: 500What, 8/26/2014 6:23:10 PM     (No. 9982338)

and like all other GOP establishment, Perry hires someone who HATES conservatives. this party is unreal.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 8/26/2014 6:34:03 PM     (No. 9982347)

I´m surprised and disappointed. Has Rick Perry lost his mind, his integrity, or both?

Schmidt is a snake of the lowest order. He and his sidekick Nicole are smear and deceit experts. Backstabbing is their specialty. They should have been kicked out long ago. They are sly allies of our enemies, the Left.

Wow. Rick Perry. I never would have thought this of him.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: horacer, 8/26/2014 6:34:32 PM     (No. 9982348)

It´s not a political campaign it´s a legal PR campaign. Ok I guess it is a political campaign but not for office. Schmidt is pretty young, he wouldn´t have gotten this far so quick if he didn´t have some talent. Schmidt is not going to be the Perry Presidential campaign media consultant. In 2004 he ran the Bush reelection War Room. He´s not a dunce. Sometimes you hire people for a specific expertise.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/26/2014 6:56:38 PM     (No. 9982378)

I´m very disappointed, and the only positive thing I can say about it is I´m glad to have found out early.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: 4Justice, 8/26/2014 6:56:44 PM     (No. 9982379)

I don´t care if he does have SOME talent...he is a loser, a LIAR, and very likely a Demonrat plant. I was just starting to have some very good thoughts about Perry...now it sounds like he is throwing away his career.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: belwhatter, 8/26/2014 6:57:39 PM     (No. 9982384)

Adding my two bits worth to the general sentiments above - what is Rick Perry thinking? How could he do this to himself and his chances for a run for the presidency? We all remember how the said Steve Schmidt engineered the trashing of Sarah Palin depriving the country of her great potential.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/26/2014 7:17:51 PM     (No. 9982403)

Very very dumb move. You can´t pretend you are a different sort of candidate and then prove by a strategic hire like Schmidt that you are going with the old GOP milquetoast flow. No excuses. This is why the old stale elephant is so sickly. They hire same old stale vanilla "strategists."

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/26/2014 7:26:06 PM     (No. 9982413)

If Schmidt backstabbed Palin, then Palin backstabbed Perry while he was running for president by accusing him, in September 2011, of being a "crony capitalist." Yes, I can provide numerous citations, but it´s a really easy Google.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: fritzilou, 8/26/2014 7:41:10 PM     (No. 9982430)

Steve Schmidt is one nasty guy...I don´t like the idea that Perry has hired him.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: judy, 8/26/2014 8:00:02 PM     (No. 9982458)

This is a joke, I hope. Perry should know better. The way Schmidt trashed Palin was sickening.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 8/26/2014 8:10:15 PM     (No. 9982471)

We ought not reflexively view everything any Republican does through an ideological prism. Maybe #18 is right - you hire specific individuals for specific purposes.

This knee-jerk "He just lost me!" stuff is tiresome. Let´s see...we wrote off Paul Ryan yesterday, and Perry´s goose is now cooked. Who will we toss overboard tomorrow?


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Reply 27 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 8/26/2014 8:14:11 PM     (No. 9982473)

Watch. Pretty soon, Rick Perry will be so tongue tied he won´t be able to speak off-the-cuff. The same thing happened to Romney by two-three months into the campaign, Mitt Romney was so stiff and afraid to speak it was almost funny if it hadn´t been so sad. It didn´t take long before Romney was telling us (as did McCain) that BHO was a really good guy, yada, yada, yada.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: snapper451, 8/26/2014 8:15:59 PM     (No. 9982476)

Over and out. I have been impressed with Perry´s spine in sending the Guard to the border but this is plain stupid. After the way this guy handled Sarah Palin during and more importantly after 2008! You are judged by the people you associate with Governor Perry. I am done with you.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 8/26/2014 8:30:49 PM     (No. 9982496)

Looks like those glasses actually made Perry dumber.

Oh well...it was a good pre-campaign while it lasted.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 8/26/2014 9:36:07 PM     (No. 9982542)

Steve Schmidt??? THE Steve Schmidt? Rick Perry is toast.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: stjohnswood, 8/26/2014 10:52:55 PM     (No. 9982621)

There´s nothing to be surprised about if you´ve been paying attention to Perry longer than the current Rosemary Lehmberg tour de force.
Does no one remember his remarks during that debate from the previous campaign? You know, the one where he let his pro-amnesty views slip out?
Is the Guard actually finally ON the border now. How long did he sit on his hands before he took any action at all?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: suedotsue, 8/27/2014 5:10:47 AM     (No. 9982759)

This is peanuts. Rick Perry hired Henry Barbour to advise him on his 2016 presidential run. Reported Aug. 6, 2014 by AP. Most here have heard of Mississippi. Barbour is an even bigger deal-breaker than Schmidt for those who needed one.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/27/2014 5:41:54 AM     (No. 9982766)

I suspect most GOPers (and most voters) have no idea who Steve Schmidt is or why they are supposed to hate him. Schmidt is actually a PR smart guy and Perry´s move is just as smart.

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Speaking at a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors event last night, Hillary Clinton decided to talk about Alexis de Tocqueville. The problem? She got it wrong -- by about a hundred years. "There´s a wonderful phrase that was first used by Alexis de Tocqueville, who came to the United States in the very early 1930s and traveled around our country," said Hillary Clinton, a probable 2016 presidential candidate. "And he was so amazed at how Americans organized themselves -- you know, coming from aristocratic Europe, which was totally top-down and hierarchical -- he couldn´t believe how many of us were joiners.


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