As Rick Perry "Secures the Integrity of the Ballot Box," He Says, Sure, He Might Run for Prez

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Just got a note from Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst after Perry signed into law the voter I.D. bill, which requires voters to present photo identification at a polling place. Said the gov, "The right to vote is simply too important for us to take the act of voting lightly. Today with the signing of this bill, we take a major step forward in securing the integrity of the ballot box and protecting the most cherished right we enjoy as citizens."

After which the man who keeps saying he ain't gonna run for president, no way, no sir, said ... well, I just might do that. Or, to be more specific: "I'm going to think about it." Then, maybe, pray on it. Just remember: He is the second coming of Ronald Reagan. Sure, he's polling poorly now, but did you think he was hanging out with Grover Norquist for shits and giggles?

Update at 2:05 p.m.: The Daily Beast interviewed Perry for a story headlined "Rick Perry Might Run." The last two paragraphs read as follows:
When asked how he means to respond to the Draft Perry suitors, he said that he has been holding off until this week's conclusion of the legislature's session. He did offer, by way of analogy, the political case to be made for choosing a seasoned governor for the national ticket.

"My son is getting his pilot's license. I'm really happy for him. I don't want him flying my airliner. Some day, I may want him to. I happen to be a rather highly trained aviator. The federal government spent a lotta money training me to be a very, very talented and capable aviator. I've got over 7,000 hours of flight time. There are my classmates who are still sitting in the left seats of triple 7's and 737s. That's who I want flying me when I go from Point A to Point B. I suggest to you that's a good analogy for any profession, whether it's the doctor operating on you or the person you want running your country."

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Whitman1
Whitman1

What's he going to run on, how he dismantled public education?

matilda of tuscany
matilda of tuscany

The power and money of the Global corporations, who LOVE Perry's pillaging of citizen's protections and lax regulation to promote a pro-business climate may give Perry more of an edge than we want to admit.  Throw in those who have been Bamboozled into thinking the Tea Party is there to protect their individual rights (instead of promoting the interests of billionaires), evangelical Christians, and racist Southerners, and we might just have ourselves a problem.

Vug Vee
Vug Vee

And I am sure he will be like all of those before him, lots of empty promises that will never be fulfilled. Yet the Sheeple continue to fall for the lies.

www.real-privacy.int.tc

Ghost of Harold Taft
Ghost of Harold Taft

Never trust a dude who wears cowboy boots with a suit. All hair, no cattle.

Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger

As if he hasn't done enough to embarrass Texas already.

MikeyLikesIt
MikeyLikesIt

That looks like an Airport Larry wide stance to me.  You'd think with all the gay rumors, somebody would fess up.  I'd take one for the team and endure the flakes of Consort hair spray and cloud of cheap cologne just to rat him out.  

Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

Oh please, oh please, oh  please, let Perry and Palin run on the same ticket.  John Stewart will stroke out from the comedic possibilities.

Mister_Mean
Mister_Mean

The picture of Perry looks like he should be in a bathroom stall.   What an embarrassment to Texas.

Keithdylan
Keithdylan

Why didn't he go to a Texas flight training school or pay for it out of his own pocket?  Or is it Perry is just like all of those he demonizes, he will take federal funds when they benefit him.

Montemalone
Montemalone

He seems to be sitting on the wrong throne for the pose he's stricken.

plfarmer
plfarmer

A buddy of mine tried to pull me offsides with Perry-Palin. But it could happen.No wonder on how he would have voted on the voucher for Medicare. If he will screw the school kids, what do you think he will for the old farts.

El Rey
El Rey

Will he resign as governor to run? Please? Pretty please?

In order for this to happen, we all need answer pollsters with the following, "I want Rick Perry to beat Obama in 2012!" (then you may uncross your fingers. and don't worry, he won't win in the primaries)

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I will fully support secession efforts if he's elected President.

TimCov
TimCov

I keep telling people, the surest way to get me to vote for Obama is to have the Republicans nominate Perry.

John Wiley Priceclub
John Wiley Priceclub

Perry is not asking for Federal disaster aid for recent tornadoes fearing that Obama will demand  Texas return to 1848 borders.

RTGolden
RTGolden

Generally, the US Military wants it's aviators to go through the specified training for their aircraft.  To continue Mr. Perry's analogy, when you're on the ground in Afghanistan looking for pin-point air support, you don't really want a crop-duster flying that attack aircraft.

TimCov
TimCov

Because he became a pilot in the Air Force after graduating college. The Air Force prefers to train its own pilots.

Harvey
Harvey

I love the idea of the Perry/Palin or Palin/Perry ticket.  PeePee party, big hair, small ideas

Mister_Mean
Mister_Mean

@yeahlsaidthat-At least with John Gotti you knew what you were dealing with.   I have more respect for the "Teflon Don" than Perry.   Don't insult Gotti by putting him in the same sentance with Rick Petty.

OED_Denizen
OED_Denizen

As a transplanted Yankee (been here>40 years), I am really torn between the strong desire for Rick to be gone from Texas but then I remember the damage he has done here and think about the greater stage of all of America. This reminds me of when Billy Clements was head of the board at SMU and decided to run for gov. Several of my friends on the faculty at SMU actually told me that they were voting for him as gov to get him out of SMU. That way SMU could recover from the damage that he had done to the school.

John_McKee
John_McKee

As opposed to any of the other sideshow acts that represent the current players? As unlikely as it sounds I'm thinking the GOP is just going to sit 2012 out for the presidential race and go for congress. Well I would if they hadn't voted in lockstep to kill Medicare and have spent far more time super triple banning abortion instead of anything resembling job creation.

In summary, the GOP has gone completely off the rails and is being run by loons, I'm guessing they will come to their senses after 2012 and we can resume actual financial and political debate in this country.

Phelps
Phelps

At this point, I would be cool with the 1837 borders.

Keithdylan
Keithdylan

I figured it was some form of military training.  What I posted was an attempt at humor.

Lee
Lee

Mollie Ivins said, " You listen to me when I tell you not to elect another president from Texas." As much as I would like him out of Texas, you are right about being able to do more damage.

Locolady
Locolady

And, the dems aren't loons?  Give me a break...this blog isn't long enough to list them all!

Beth
Beth

You sure ask a lot of the Republican Party. 

I am convinced they are not up to anything that would be good or smart.

ts
ts

The CDC recommends you stay indoors when you have an infection.

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