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August 18, 2011
Don’t get Rick Perry cowboy boots for Christmas
- 90+ gifts received by Rick Perry during his tenure as Texas Governor
- 22 of those gifts were pairs of cowboy boots source
21:32 // 2 years ago
August 16, 2011
Tim Pawlenty may no longer be running for president, but his influence on the race continues to be felt. If you don’t believe us, check out this new Ron Paul commercial, which mimics Pawlenty’s wonderful Michael Bay-style campaign ads. Paul’s take is admittedly a bit more toned-down, but the general approach is the same—trick young (or disengaged) voters into thinking they’re watching a movie trailer, then flip it on ‘em and start pitching the candidate. This ad appeals to electability, making the spurious claim that only Ron Paul can defeat President Obama in the general election. It’s an attempt to widen his appeal, which is devoted (to say the least), but still rather narrow. source
20:32 // 2 years ago
August 15, 2011
I got tickled by watching Governor Perry announce for governor, for president. He’s a good looking rascal.
Bill Clinton • At a firefighter’s conference in New York. He went on to illustrate the hypocrisy of someone like Perry, whose political career has hinged on hatred and mistrust of the federal government, running for president; “I mean, this is crazy,” Clinton said. But that’s boilerplate Perry criticism; as far as we’re concerned, the real story is that he called him a “good looking rascal.” We’re now going to utilize every resource at our disposal to try and find video of this. source (via • follow)
17:50 // 2 years ago
June 15, 2011
You are not going to see a great philosophical difference between Rick Perry and George Bush.
Rick Perry • In a 2000 interview that could seriously hurt his chances at becoming president in 2012. Many people forget that, prior to becoming president, George W. Bush was a moderate Republican governor known for compromising with Democrats in his state. This could have been what Perry was referring to when he made the comparison; however, most people probably won’t make that distinction. If he runs, expect to see this quote repeated ad nauseam by Democrats. source (via • follow)
23:35 // 2 years ago
May 18, 2011
Late registration: The reporting is a bit muddled and inconclusive, but it looks like Texas Governor Rick Perry may be testing the waters for a presidential run. Jumping into the race this late in the game would require a lot of catch up, and Perry’s past flirtations with secession could pose a problem for him as a presidential candidate. Nevertheless, if he did enter the race, he would have a very solid chance of getting the nomination—and, in our opinion, a reasonable shot at defeating Obama in 2012. source
21:34 // 2 years ago