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From the Burnt Orange Report comes this interesting observation:

If ever a nightmare were to envelope America Rick Perry in the White House is quite likely to be it. For most of this year Rick Perry has ignored his re-election campaign for Governor and set his eyes on a higher prize.  That's what career politicians like Rick Perry do; they look beyond the job and responsibilities they were elected to fulfill in order to seek more power, more notoriety, and thus, particularly in Rick Perry's case, take their problem-causing skills to a whole other level of government. Here is what we know right now that suggests Rick Perry is neglecting his responsibilities in Austin and instead is laying a path toward Washington DC ...

The prospect of unleashing the guy who stacked the state school board with creationists and historical revisionists -- and whose state party wants to outlaw oral sex -- on to an entire nation is naturally a bit unnerving. Especially considering the last conservative Texan who sat in the oval office. But just the sheer spectacle of Perry running hard in the tea party primary would be like a federal jobs program for progressive bloggers.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Tue Jul 06, 2010 at 06:31 PM PDT.

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