Rick Perry was named as one of the worst governors in the nation for his history of ethical problems by the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
Along with his contention that Social Security, Medicare and most other entitlements are Unconstitutional, he thinks as well that the earth is 6,000 years old.. that women were created out of Adams rib... that the Statue of Liberty is part of an evil, secular, French Freemason agenda.... oh, and he feels that Constitution is in line with the notion that this is a "Christian Nation".
His dogmatic devotion to these "Christian" ideals didn't seem to have been sullied when, after inheriting a ten BILLION dollar deficit from George W Bush (who was quoted as saying as he left office, "I'm glad I'm not the one to have to clean this mess up") immediately threw 161,000 children off of the "S-Chip" Program.. an insurance initiatlve that covered disadvantaged and handicapped kids... causing most of them to suffer even more, leaving many thousands of them hungry, hopeless and hundreds more of them to just lay down and die.
He also thinks that it's OK to execute people even after their innocence was proven... and didn't blink an eye when, days before an expert was to give testimony, he rearranged the board at the Texas Forensic Science Commission to appoint one of his top lieutenants, John Bradley, as the new Chair. Bradley immediately canceled a hearing on the death of Cameron Todd Willingham, a man who was executed without having committed the crime he was accused of. There were at least 3 others who suffered the same fate.