[Ed. – Spookily Reaganesque, huh?]
Texas Governor Rick Perry caused a buzz on Friday when he mentioned that he was a dues-paying, card-carrying member of the AFL-CIO, andBreitbart Texas has learned that his union affiliation is with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the same organization formerly headed by Ronald Reagan before he entered politics.
Perry made the remarks at the Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature, an annual conference organized by the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF). As Breitbart Texasreported, Perry told a surprised audience of conservative activists, donors, and policy analysts that he was a member of the AFL-CIO, and that it was important for Republicans to know how to discuss economic and job creation issues in ways that can appeal to all voters, including union members. …
Perry crossed the “movie” line off his bucket list in 2005, being cast to play himself in Man of the House, starring Tommy Lee Jones and directed by Stephen Herek, who had previously directed Bill &Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. The movie was mostly filmed around Austin, including on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
Heckmann confirmed that Perry has continued to pay his SAG dues. He also told Breitbart Texas that Perry has occasionally received small royalty checks from the film, “a few bucks here and there,” which he donates to the Texas Film Commission.