Rick Perry Has Retired ‘Retired’

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CHEROKEE, IA - DECEMBER 16:  Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry arrives at the Copper Cup coffee shop for a campaign stop on December 16, 2011 in Cherokee, Iowa. Perry and the other GOP contenders are in the final stretch of campaigning in Iowa, where the caucus on January 3, 2012 is the first test the candidates must face to become the Republican presidential nominee.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Enjoying reitred life. Photo: Scott Olson/2011 Getty Images

Rick Perry officially "retired" in January, although apparently, in Texas, "retiring" just means declaring that you are retired, then continuing to work while receiving both a salary (in Perry's case $150,000 a year) and a pension ($7,698 per month). Boy, that Rick Perry sure hates government.