Rick Perry's Debate Performance Tonight Was Funny, In a Sad Kind of Way.

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I was sitting down to watch some teevee when the bossman emailed: "Rick Perry just shit the bed." Ah. Yes. Tonight's debate, otherwise known as: The Night Rick Perry's Campaign Ended when he couldn't remember ... couldn't remember ... something ... oops. Shame too, though at least Bill Hader should get at least one more crack at Our Governor before he goes back to Austin, never to be seen on a national stage ever again, no matter how he tried to spin it afterward. Modern Family wasn't on tonight; Phil Dunphy was. Herman Cain approves this message.
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Randy S
Randy S

As someone else said, the bigger story was actually what he was attempting to say: he would get rid of Education, Commerce, and Energy. So exactly what would that mean? The Energy department handles the nukes, for gosh sakes. None of these people seem to get into the results of the actions they want to take, mainly because the American public would freak out if anyone told them. 

Once people realize that when you "cut government spending", you cut making sure roads and bridges are safe, your water and food are safe, your grandmother isn't kicked out on the street from the rest home, etc. 

Srikants
Srikants

At least Ricky boy didn't blame it on an "act of God".  I was watching last night in utter disbelief!  It was painfully embarrassing for him.  He's just reinforced that he's a dumbass ... 

The person who won the debate, and who has the credentials to be the best president since Clinton would be Gingrich ... 

Lee
Lee

At first, I thought the whole thing was kind of hilarious. And then I remembered that this dolt is our Governor and I just got real sad.

Paul
Paul

Rick Perry makes Shrub look airrooddite ... jeanius ... intellyjent ... thanks, ... smart ... that's right ... smart ....

Now, does anyone really have any questions on why Li'l Ricky shouldn't be President?

I know that he had a grand idea that he was Presidential timber, but it turns out he is not even a decent fencepost.

"Next time that I tell you not to vote for a Governor from Texas for President, will you listen to me?--- Molly Ivins

Ben
Ben

I'm just glad that there are 57 states and Austrians speak Austrian.

Rangers100
Rangers100

Way to represent Texas, Rick. As always. Really, great work, dude.

Ellum08
Ellum08

Rick Perry is the gift the keeps on giving. It is like an endless Christmas. Or hanukkah. (That is for you, Robert)

Don Abbott
Don Abbott

Another retail politician bites the dust.  Perry wan't going to make any difference anyway.  Read the chapter in Texas history regarding electricity deregulation and you'd get an excellent preview of what a Perry presidency would have been like.  Unless we return to the Constitution, our fate is sealed.

Robert
Robert

I'm gonna leave this Ed Bark quote here:

Maybe I'm over-reacting. But the pursuit of the highest office in the land is becoming something you'd wish on your worst enemy. And seriously, it won't be very funny in the end. Either for us or for our offspring.

Dave_Little
Dave_Little

he said "oops". "Oops"? I don't want our president to say something that a waitress from Cracker Barrel might say when she gets your order wrong.

Bob
Bob

Perhaps Rick thought that he was on Saturday Night Live, rather than some crappy actual debate. Lorne Michaels couldn't have scripted it better.

You know, when we went off Daylight Savings Time Rick just got thrown off his game. He'll be better next time . . . next time . . . next time . . . wait, he's gotta do this again?  Oh, man, as Claytie Williams used to say, you may as well lay back and enjoy it.  It'll hurt less, that way.

Ed D.
Ed D.

Also, the Department of Education, Department of Commerce, and Department of Energy are departments, not agencies.

Cy
Cy

Is it sometimes what we don't say?...The governor mentioned commerce and education being nixed - who chimed in on the epa suggestion?  Does he forget a few things or does he impart a few things? A Texan doesn't forget Texas when they make it to the White House - in whatever capacity.

Dr. D
Dr. D

"Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

You are right...it would be funny if it weren't so sad.  Sad for our state.  I hate getting lumped in with a group of people the world thinks voted for Perry over and over and over. 

Lord help us all.

Cy
Cy

these debates are about creating debate and involving the public in the process - i have a feeling these men would be glad to share the crushing responsibility of the questions they face - they all know so much more than they can say - especially, a three term governor who began as a texas legislator in 1984 and was elected as a democrat... beyond the party - just don't "party" too much...

gingrich?  on the third wife...?  that honey badger don't wanna be president...who's his publisher?

Paul
Paul

Don't forget that Nigerians speak Nigerian.

Pat Boyack
Pat Boyack

Or how about the fact that China is trying to get nuclear capabilities (at least in Herman Cain's eyes). Come on, there is far more ammo laying on the GOP side. Take your pea shooter home.

Paul
Paul

Just the thought of Li'l Ricky confusing which football to toss is scary ...

Bill Holston
Bill Holston

so, dave how do you parody someone like Perry? It's hard when the real deal is this funny. 

Perry Moore
Perry Moore

Because you suggested that we let those Mexican kids pay in-state tuition. Why can't you be more like your brother?

Paul
Paul

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

Uhhhh, click on the GIANT ARROW to play the video, Omar. You'll see what he did this time.

Montemalone
Montemalone

It's fairly obvious at this point there is no god.

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