The wildfires here in Texas are the result of La Nina that drifted our way from California (the granola state--you know, flakes, fruits, and nuts). I have to say, though, that if Rick Perry gets elected President, it won't be because the people of Texas love him. The only reason he is governor is because he was commissioner of agriculture and wormed his way into being lieutenant governor. He is a pompous a** who uses religiosity (fake religion) to further his causes, he is not really a member of the Republican Party, but of the Perry Party, and people here wish he would go away. he is trying to de-fund all of the retired state employees' pensions, he has ruined our schools, and he is underhanded and sneaky. His family grew up in the same farming community as my grandmother, and while his parents were decent people, Rick has always been full of himself. He has a huge chip on his shoulder because he grew up lower middle class on a farm. he didn't even play sports at A & M, but he was a cheerleader because he didn't want to mess up his looks. What does that tell you???