A bunch of Texans upset with the governor's support for a new business tax acted on their frustration by giving him campaign checks for 2 cents earlier this summer. Some sent in checks for 3 or 5 cents and a few mailed 1-cent checks.
The Perry campaign coded them as "ASS 06."
Political campaigns routinely code contribution checks to keep track of which event or mailing inspired them. Because the unsolicited protest checks were not tied to any specific event, "they were coded as 'A Small Supporter,' " Perry campaign spokesman Robert Black said Friday.
"In hindsight, it probably wasn't the best choice for an abbreviation," Black said.
Has any governor ever been deserving of greater ridicule than this one?