The Billionaire Boy Scout: ROSS PEROT

A fellow Texan dissects the appeal of Ross Perot, who is (surprise) funny and (no surprise) very bright. What he still needs to do is spell out his presidential agenda.

Piece of work. H. Ross Perot. He's the best right-wing populist billionaire we've got in Texas, so if you don't like him, you're out of luck.

Everyone wants to know, "Is he serious?" In politics, that means, "Does he have any money?" Friends, Ross Perot is as serious as a stroke.

By and large, Perot has been a good and valuable public citizen in Texas. He is invaluable when he knows what he's talking about. No one has plumbed the depths of his ignorance, but one subject he does know is education, from what's wrong with teacher training to the most...

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