Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas

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    The Texas governor has one driving passion: selling off government to the highest bidder

    By Matt Taibbi
    October 26, 2011 8:00 AM ET
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    Texas governor Rick Perry speaks during the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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    Early morning in a nearly filled corporate ballroom at the Cobb Energy Centre, a second-tier event stadium on the outskirts of Atlanta. It's late September, and a local conservative think tank is hosting a get-together with Rick Perry, whose front-runner comet at the time is still just slightly visible in the bottom of the sky. I've put away five cups of coffee trying to stay awake through a series of monotonous speeches about Georgia highway and port reform, waiting for my chance to lay eyes on the Next Big Thing in person.

    By the time Perry shows up, I'm jazzed and ready for history. You always want to remember the first time you see the possible next president in person. But as every young person knows, the first time is not always a pleasant experience. Perry lumbers onstage looking exceedingly well-groomed, but also ashen and exhausted, like a funeral director with a hangover.

    In a voice so subdued and halting that I think he must be sick, he launches into his speech, which consists of the following elements: a halfhearted football joke about Texas A&M that would have embarrassed a true fan like George W. Bush, worn bromides about liberals creating a nanny state, a few lines about jobs in Texas, and a promise to repeal "as much of Obamacare as I can" on his first day in the White House.

    "I will try," he says, "to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can."

    Then he waves and walks offstage. The whole thing has taken barely 10 minutes.

    I can't believe it, and neither can the assembled crowd of Georgia conservatives, who hesitate before breaking into polite applause. I feel like a high school cheerleader who just had her leg jizzed on in the back of a convertible. That's it? It's over? That was Rick Perry's stump speech?

    "Low energy, low substance," sighs Justin Ryan, one of the conference attendees. "That's sort of the candidate in general."

    But this is America, remember, where one should never underestimate shallow. And Rick Perry brings shallow to a new level. He is very gifted in that regard. He could be the Adolf Hitler of shallow.

    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: Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas | Politics News | Rolling Stone
     
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    I've never read Rolling Stone. I'm surprised their editorial guidelines allow

    The author doesn't seem to offer any particulars to back up his claim that Perry has sold his government.
     
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    "Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas "

    The best?

    Heh...
     
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    Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas


    That's funny!
     
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    That way after he intentionally fails he can say he "tried". :rolleyes:
     
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    Hush mah puppies and fritter mah corn.

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    Looks like Rick would fit right in with many of the conservatives here.
     

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