Head Figure Head: The Search for the Hidden Life of Rick Perry is a book released today by Glen Maxey a former openly gay Texas Legislator from Austin who served with Rick Perry in the Texas House. I first met Glen when he was a state Rep. and my father’s desk mate (also a state Rep.). According to Glen he was contacted about the topic by a national reporter last summer. He then decided to take up the search for answers. What he found can now be instantly downloaded onto your Kindle while you await the hard copy.
Rumors abound about the Governor’s sexuality. There were rumors that many believe led to Texas Secretary of State stepping down. This was the one Texas Democrats, capitol insiders and other close observers thought might grow legs but nothing above ground or ‘out’ in the open ever surfaced. There was however a “support rally” in front of the Governor’s mansion with supporters wielding signs that read “Its Ok to be Gay!”. Most people in Austin probably remember earlier this year when a known political gadfly published the now infamous full page “Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?” ad in the Austin Chronicle.
Earlier this year the presidential hopeful reassured evangelicals there is ‘nothing in my life that will embarrass you’. Coming straight (no pun intended) off his ‘Strong’ ad where he makes an appeal to evangelicals. The outrage that ‘gays can serve openly in the military’ certainly begs the question, can a gay serve openly as Texas Governor?
Clearly the world (wide web) wants to know.