Rick Perry: Not Quite So “Fed Up” Any More?
Unfortunately for Rick Perry, you can’t un-ring a bell and you can’t un-write a book.
“Fed Up” is Rick Perry’s 240-page tantrum against, well, everything. Social Security, Medicare, environmental protection and child labor laws are all unconstitutional. He believes in states’ rights, but he’d be willing to overlook that minor technicality if there was a federal ban on abortion and/or gay marriage.
The book was published just last November. But now that Rick Perry and his book are in the national spotlight, Perry is starting to squirm and trying to un-say some of the things he’s said.
Perry’s communications director claims he’s never heard Rick Perry suggest that Social Security is unconstitutional. He also tried to downplay “Fed Up” by saying the book “is a look back, not a path forward.”
Nice try. While one of Rick Perry’s personalities is trying to disown the book, another Rick Perry personality is still trying to get maximum political mileage out of it. At a recent campaign stop in Iowa, a member of the audience asked Perry what he would do to fix the country’s entitlement programs. Perry answered:
“Have you read my book, ‘Fed Up!’ Get a copy and read it.”
OK, Schizoid, which is it?