Despite heightened visibility after his commanding re-election victory this week,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) “today insisted that he will not be a presidential contender in 2012 as he began a two-day round of nationally televised interviews to promote his newly released book, Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington….
Well, I suppose we should all be relieved that Governor Goodhair is- for now, at least- not running for President. The prospect of Rick Perry (who really can be best understood as a less intellectually agile and male version of Caribou Barbie) sitting behind the big desk in the Oval Office is nothing if not frightening. The man who’s seriously advocated that Texas secede from the Union becoming President of said Union? It’s laughable…until you consider some of the Tea Party cretins who punched their ticket to Washington, DC, on Tuesday night.
If Rick Perry turns out to be the best that the GOP has to offer in 2012, Barack Obama might not be in as much trouble as we might currently think. Still, give then evident and apparent ignorance of the American electorate, nothing can or should be assumed to be outside the realm of possibility. Yes, Rick Perry absolutely can become President of the United States, and as someone who lived in Texas for 10 years, I’m here to tell you that Governor Goodhair possesses the intellectual candlepower of a cigarette lighter. Trust me on this. If he’s Presidential timber, then I’m Pee Wee Herman.
Then again, Perry was smart enough to write (or hire someone to ghost-write) a book. I do find it interesting, though, that his righteous outrage over “government overreach” was something he couldn’t fully elucidate until The Black Guy became President. I’d find it easier to take him seriously if he hadn’t been struck mute during the entire eight-year Reign of Error ©. Not that it’s about race or anything….