Rick “Goodhair” Perry, thecloseted-gay governor of my native state of Texas, really wants to be the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2008. Perry wants the VEEP slot so bad that he is willing to throw his long-time pal and mentor Chimpy W. McFailureunder the bus.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry aired unusually pointed criticism of President Bush while stumping in Iowa for Rudy Giuliani for president last week. Perry predicted too that if Democrats prevail next year, the war on terrorism will return to U.S. soil.
Perry, responding to a party guest’s suggestion that federal spending could kill candidates with voters, said that as governor, Bush consistently signed into law budget increases.
“Let me tell you something,” Perry said: “George Bush was never a fiscal conservative. Never was. … Wasn’t when he was in Texas. … I mean, ’95, ’97, ’99, George Bush was spending money.”
Perry turned to his press secretary, Robert Black, who had joined him at the Iowa stop.
“Do you agree?” the governor asked.
Perry raised his arms and fluttered his hands before adding [Holden Note: Toldja’, dood is teh gay!]: “Look, he was better than Al Gore,” the 2000 Democratic presidential nominee versus Bush.
Gov. Bush had to work with Democrats holding the jobs of lieutenant governor and speaker of the Texas House, Perry noted.
But, Perry said, every governor has veto powers. “And, frankly, my criticism is that he (Bush) should have told those guys (Democrats), look, you’re spending too much money, and I’m going to veto some line items (in the state budget).”
Perry described Giuliani as a fiscal conservative and supply-side Ronald Reagan Republican.
Perry said: “George Bush is not, and he never was.” He added that “we made an error with that phrase ‘compassionate conservative.’ He didn’t elaborate on the description that Bush applied to himself in the 2000 campaign.
Unfortunately, Governor Goodhair’s vice presidential ambitions are threatened byhis sheer stupidity.
Gov. Rick Perry made an apparent verbal slip Tuesday by describing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as the best Republican presidential candidate on the issue of ending abortion and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as the most electable in the general election.
Perry, who has been campaigning for Giuliani nationally, made the gaffe while filing the paperwork for Giuliani to be on the March 4 Republican primary ballot in Texas.
Reporters asked Perry what he thought of some Republicans’ uneasiness with Giuliani because he is not against abortion.
“If that is the model, then the issue becomes very, very clear to me from the standpoint of who I want to support, and it is Mike Huckabee,” Perry said. “And then it goes to the next level: Who do we have that is the most electable from our candidates? And I think without a doubt it is Rudy Giuliani.”
Perry became defensive when reporters asked whether that meant he thought Huckabee, an anti-abortion candidate, was best on the abortion issue. He reiterated that he said Giuliani was the “most electable” Republican.
When it was pointed out that he had named Huckabee as his choice on abortion, Perry said: “I’m sorry I made an error. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.”