Rick Perry’s governing style: Secrecy over straight talk?

September 16, 2011

From the Politico:

Gov. Rick Perry’s straight talk may have made him an instant star of the Republican presidential field, but even some of his supporters say his frank one-liners don’t reflect his governing style in Texas, where Perry has been criticized as one of the most secretive governors in the country.

At home, Perry has fought for years to keep even mundane details of his schedule, spending and decision-making away from reporters and the public.

eds. — NFOIC Executive Director Ken Bunting is quoted and NFOIC studies are cited in this POLITICO story.