MALZBERG: I had Jim Abbott, the current governor of Texas on the show couple weeks ago and I asked him if Trump’s earlier attacks on Perry about doing nothing for the border were warranted, and he kind of sidestepped that. He didn’t rush to the defense of Governor Perry. What kind of job do you think Perry did in Texas as governor when it came to the border?TANCREDO: Let me tell you, he was absent without leave for a large part of his career there. We tried, again I must tell you, how many times even during the 2007 election, we would try to get that — you know the whole reason I was running for that primary, the presidential primary, had only one purpose, to get everybody to talk about issue. He was one that we were trying desperately to get to discuss it, yet at the time was also looking at that possibility of running for president but he wouldn’t do it, he wouldn’t touch it. In fact he attacked me during that period time, saying that you could be for border security, but you don’t have to be like Tancredo, whatever that means. And he stayed away from it completely.
It’s amazing that we go through the same stuff again and again, and these political hacks flip-flop this way and that, like nobody will remember their records. Perry acts indignant about what Donald Trump has said about immigration, but Perry’s history bears no scrutiny at all.