The article After Claiming Government ‘Doesn’t Create Any Jobs,’ Perry Brags: ‘I Helped Create A Million Jobs’ points out that:
Perry’s state does, however, lead the nation by having the highest percentage of minimum wage jobs. And when it comes to government jobs, Texas is in no short supply, as between 2007 and 2010, 47 percent of all government jobs were created in Texas. In fact, under Perry’s watchful eye, government jobs grew twice as much as private sector jobs.
But any way its sliced, Perry is now taking credit for creating jobs, when just a few months ago he thought he had no power to create jobs.
Why shouldn’t a politician claim to believe two opposite points of view? Each one may gain some votes that the other one won’t. Is that what they call smart politics in Texas? It worked for the Bush’s.