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Monday, August 22, 2011

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?

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Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

I am a little surprised. I thought the Governor-For-Life was probably only pretending to be as stupid as he seems to be. I was clearly mistaken.

August 22, 2011 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Nothing Schizoid about a double-tongue charlatan wannabe who says whatever pops into his mind, depending on the person listening.

August 22, 2011 at 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Fotunately for Perry the ones that purchased his book, don't know how to read so there is that silver lining. Takes Kyl's "not intended to be a factual statement" to a whole other level does it not?

August 22, 2011 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

I guess Rick Perry won't even vote for Rick Perry.

August 22, 2011 at 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now Wait a minute!

Did anybody actually look at the book to see if it was filed as fiction or not?


August 22, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

The Charles Barkley defense must be next.

August 23, 2011 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

I was out of town all weekend and tried mightily to escape all political news..but to no avail and I saw this bit too.

This, in a nutshell tells us why this moron extraordinaire is running for Pres..the publicity and name-recognition alone. Same reason Eye of Newt runs...it will boost his name-recognition and ability to hawk his wares once the sillly season is over and done with.

August 23, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: I don't know which is scarier, that he would pretend to be that stupid, or that he might really be that stupid.

jadedj: That pretty well sums him up.

Jess: That's pretty convenient for Perry that most of fans can't or don't read. He definitely one-ups Jon Kyl's "not intended to be a factual statement."

Jerry: Depends on which Rick Perry is in the voting booth.

Erik: I'd guess either fiction or mythology.

Randal: Perry may be wrong but I doubt it.

Dusty: You're right, running for president looks good on the resumé and it's good for name recognition. It's too bad the rest of the population has to suffer just so these puffed-up assholes can stroke their own egos.

August 23, 2011 at 6:27 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

One of the most durable public "utilities" in this country is the memory hole conservatives use to dispose of inconvenient truths and unwanted reminders of past words, deeds and results. With help from distracted, gullible citizens and the right-wing noise machine, it works every time. So, it will surely work for Perry, too.

August 25, 2011 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Conservatives should be thanking God every day and every night for Americans' short attention span.

August 25, 2011 at 7:56 PM  

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