PERRY ON THE MEND
The New York Times would like nothing better than to foment ill will between former President George W. Bush and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The paper is busy connecting the discord dots between the pair, implying that they disagree on policy issues, and that Mr. Perry could incur the wrath of devoted, powerful Bushies should he run for president. Yeah, yeah. Blah blah blah.
But forget all that. Inside the Beltway would like to send Mr. Perry well wishes. He had back surgery last week — nerve decompression and a “minor fusion” — and is now recovering at home.
“According to our ‘first nurse’ — first lady Anita Perry — the governor’s recovery is going very well,” says his spokesman Mark Miner.
Disclosures, closures, vacation postcards to jharper@washi n g t o n times.com.