Governor goes after California newspaper
Some Californians are not happy that Governor Rick Perry tried to recruit their businesses to come to Texas. The way they have reacted has led Governor Perry to demand an apology for something one of their newspapers did last week.
The Sacramento Bee raised eyebrows when they printed a cartoon that took shots at the Governor. It tried to link Texas' business climate of less regulation to the fertilizer plant explosion in West. The Governor demanded an apology on his Facebook page. Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill says Perry is doing the right thing.
“I’m glad he called them out on it. I hope the Sacramento Bee realizes apologizes and I hope it doesn’t happen again,” Woodfill told KTRH.
Woodfill says an apology is in order.
“This editorialist owes Texas and the families of those that lost their lives an apology for that inappropriate cartoon,” Woodfill said.
Woodfill thinks the newspaper is acting like a spoiled child.
Photo by Sacramento Bee News
“Clearly their attempt was to criticize Governor Perry. They just did it in an inappropriate manner,” Woodfill stated.
So why would the newspaper do that? Woodfill says it's all about money.
“People are leaving California because of the taxes. We don’t have a state income tax and we do have a low regulatory environment,” Woodfill explained.
The newspaper and cartoonist Jack Ohman are standing by the cartoon, which ran on the same day of the memorial service at Baylor on Thursday.