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Friday, October 28, 2011

Rick Perry: No More Interaction with the Public

First, Rick Perry decided not to take part in any more debates.  Next he decided — hey, I might as well take this to the next level and just tune out the riffraff completely.  Rick Perry told an interviewer:

“I’m not a people person, so why keep pretending?  I come up with a lot of big ideas.  Texas Big.  But I get treated pretty ugly whenever I talk about them in public.  I like to make big meaningless smoke and mirrors productions — like my giant prayer rally last month at that huge stadium.  I need to be the center of it all, completely in control.  As soon as somebody asks me a question, I get thrown off message.  Everything collapses.  I go from being the Wizard of Oz to being that pitiful little man behind the curtain yelling ‘pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.’  So I’m not gonna do this any more.”

Rick Perry’s wife Anita is relieved that her husband won’t be out there in the spotlight any more, being asked one annoying question after another.  She said:

“The media hates Rick because he’s a devout Christian.  Rolling Stone has a mean article about him, calling him ‘the best little whore in Texas’ and saying he has the build of a retired underwear model.  We just don’t need this.”

Rick Perry continued:

“When I become president, I won’t be dealing in person with Congress or any other politicians.  One of my handlers will come up with a few folksy soundbites, I’ll recite them in front of a video recorder, and an aide will just play the video whenever he needs to.  I’ll be doing this with foreign leaders too.  Why should I travel to some weird place where everybody talks funny like?”

By eliminating all public interaction with politicians and reporters, Rick Perry will have more time to do what he does best:  Fundraising, and creating phony “regulatory” agencies to which he can appoint his largest campaign donors, where they will pretend to “regulate” their own industries.



Blogger Jeannie said...

Sounds like Obummer. The only time he talks to the people or the press is when he can lecture them or promise them freebies.

October 28, 2011 at 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

He managed to get into the governors mansion last time with no debates too. I don't know how that will go with the baggers though, they like to see them some red meat at all times. Taibbi's latest piece in RS is a work of art on Perry. Here ya go, enjoy a snippet then to the links mah people :)

"...Perry's campaign is still struggling to recover from the kind of spectacular, submarine-at-crush-depth collapse seldom seen before in the history of presidential politics. The governor went from presumptive front-runner to stammering talk-show punch line seemingly in the speed of a single tweet, rightly blasted for being too incompetent even to hold his own in televised debates with a half-bright pizza salesman like Herman Cain and a goggle-eyed megachurch Joan of Arc like Michele Bachmann. But such superficial criticisms of his weirdly erratic campaign demeanor don't even begin to get at the root of why we should all be terrified of Perry and what he represents. After all, you have to go pretty far to stand out as a whore and a sellout when you come from a state that has produced such luminaries in the history of political corruption as LBJ, Karl Rove and George W. Bush. But Rick Perry has managed to set a scary new low in the annals of opportunism, turning Texas into a swamp of political incest and backroom dealing on a scale not often seen this side of the Congo or Sierra Leone...."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/rick-perry-the-best-little-whore-in-texas-20111026#ixzz1c6ujAZt4

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/rick-perry-the-best-little-whore-in-texas-20111026#ixzz1c6uTiXBD

October 28, 2011 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Jeannie said...

The politicians try very hard to evade the press. Vice President Joe Biden is complaining about what took place after he addressed a rally of Democratic lawmakers. During that session Biden and other Democratic leaders claimed crime would rise if Republicans blocked President Obama's jobs bill that included funding to prevent layoffs at local police departments.

CNN, which captured the incident on video, reports the issue involves whether Human Events reporter Jason Mattera misrepresented himself to get close to the vice president.

In the video, The Hill says Mattera appeared to be a member of the public asking for a chance to pose for a photo with Biden. As the two are shoulder to shoulder for the camera, Mattera then questions Biden about his claim that rapes would increase without passage of the jobs bill.

The Hill reports Biden seemed momentarily flustered as the photo op turned into pointed questioning. “I didn’t use — no, no, no,” Biden said. “What I said — let’s get it straight, guy, don’t screw around with me. Let’s get it straight."

OK, lets get it straight!

October 28, 2011 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Jeannie said...

Last March Biden's staff ushered a Florida newspaper into a closet to keep him from talking to wealthy donors at a fundraiser.

During the 2008 campaign Biden didn't like the line of questioning of Florida TV host Barbara West. "After sputtering, 'C'mon, let's get real' to West and asking whether her questions were a 'joke,' Biden's handlers lambasted the questions as 'combative and woefully uninformed about simple facts.'".

The Executive Committee on Periodicals issues media credentials for Capitol Hill. The committee's chair, Heather Rothman, told CNN, "We're aware this occurred and the Vice President's office has made contact."

See how they control the media. As long as they control the media we are going to get what we get. Now they want to license the media - Even more control.

October 28, 2011 at 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Sounds like Obummer. The only time he talks to the people or the press is when he can lecture them or promise them freebies

Oh, bullSHIT. He's not my favorite person either, but he's at least out there, talking to people. Your false equivalences fool no one, except you and the rest of your ilk.

October 29, 2011 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jeannie: I don't remember mentioning anything about Obama or Joe Biden in this post. Let me look again...nope, nothing in the post about either one of them.

Jess: You're right, I don't think the baggers and birthers will be impressed with Perry skulking in the shadows and hiding on the sidelines.

I loved that Rolling Stone article. Matt Taibbi totally nails him to the wall.

JR: I don't know what it is about rightwing trolls and off-topic comments.

October 29, 2011 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Jeannie said...

My points were about limited interaction with the public or handpicked media and politicians in general. I'm not defending Rick Perry but I am also not letting our current leaders get away with it.

October 31, 2011 at 12:30 PM  

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