Governor Perry nearly absent from duty since campaign

Austin, TX - In the first 16 days since abandoning his presidential campaign, Governor Rick Perry has been to his office just three times and stayed no longer than three hours each time.

Looking at perry's own state calendars Perry has barely returned to his capitol office in Austin after spending almost six months away campaigning for the republican presidential nomination.

In 11 of the days since, his schedule shows no state meetings, phone calls or other events.  In the five days thereafter, he is shown engaging in 10 hours of state business.

Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed says that, even though absent in body, Perry is tending to state business and that his office calendar doesn't accurately reflect his pursuit of his duties.