A look at the most recent financial disclosure filed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is about to officially announce his run to be a 2012 GOP presidential candidate, shows the governor received some nice gifts from some of his political appointees last year.
Among them: A hunting trip courtesy of Dan Allen Hughes, Jr., whom Perry appointed to the board of the Texas Parks nd Wildlife Commission; transportation from El Paso billionaire Paul Foster, appointed by Perry to the University of Texas System Board of Regents and the Texas Economic Development Corporation; and transportation from Tillman Fertitta, founder of Landry's Restaurants, whom Perry appointed to the University of Houston Board of Regents. Expect these folks to show up as Perry supporters in his presidential run.
Perry also received transportation from Dan Friedkin, a John Deere construction equipment dealer; medical assessments from two different doctors; two pairs of boots; and hair products, not for the well-coiffed governor, but his wife.
Texas law requires elected officials to disclose any gifts worth more than $250. See the entire financial disclosure form, here: Perry financial disclosure