Rick Perry Dines With Murdoch

The phone-hacking scandal apparently hasn’t touched Rupert Murdoch’s status as Republican kingmaker. Rick Perry dined with Murdoch Tuesday at The Post House, a Manhattan steakhouse famous for its $49.50 beef Wellington. The men are less close than Murdoch is with some of the other Republican candidates, many of whom have been paid by his Fox News Channel. It was just their second meal together, although News Corporation donated $1 million last year to the Republican Governors Association while Perry was its chair.