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View Diary: Looming Question: Is Rick Perry's Hand in the Cookie Jar? (8 comments)

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  •  Matt Taibbi told the world (7+ / 0-)

    what most of us in Texas already knew.

     Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas

    [Y]ou 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.
    On the human level he is a nonpersonality, an almost perfect cipher – a man whose only discernible passion is his extreme willingness to be whatever someone will pay him to be, or vote for him to be. Even scarier, the religious community around which he has chosen to pull his human chameleon act features some of the most extreme end-is-nigh nutcases in America, the last people you want influencing the man with the nuclear football. Perry is a human price tag – Being There meets Left Behind. And sometimes there's nothing more dangerous than nothing at all.
    Perry didn't write this year's bill. Even the putative author, Jodie "Rape Kit" Laubenberg, admitted that "her" bill sprang full-grown from the forehead of ALEC. But will he be glad to see his baby sister turn a buck on it? Oh, hell yes.

    "Texas is going to shrink government until it fits into a woman's uterus." -- Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte

    by moiv on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 05:32:17 PM PDT

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