Perry's Getting His Presidential Hair Ready Early, Railing Against Obamacare, Appearing in Iowa

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Gov. Rick Perry doing what Perry does.

He's vacating the governor's office after this term is up in January 2015, but it looks like Gov. Rick Perry has no intention of letting that perfect mop of political hair languish in retirement. Judging by the smoke signals from his most recent forays into media, Perry is looking at another presidential run.

Of course, none of this is a shock. You don't spend as much time shouting down all things Obamacare if you aren't trying to get some attention and to make sure people see you as more than "that other Texas Republican with presidential aspirations."

While spending some time in Iowa over the weekend, Perry popped up on ABC's This Week, eagerly reprimanding the president for his apology over the failures in rolling out the Affordable Care Act website. This is a familiar song and dance for Perry, but you can see that he's really putting his all into it as Sen. Ted Cruz continues to make a name for himself by opposing Obamacare in Washington D.C.

Like Cruz, who so recently revealed so much of himself in an interview with The Des Moines Register (and we're being sarcastic here, because the only interesting thing we learned from the Cruz interview is that Cruz really likes The Princess Pride), Perry dropped a couple of bombshells while taking his turn at the cuddliest interview ever. It turns out he doesn't dress up for Halloween anymore, and, like Indiana Jones, he's terrified of snakes. We're shocked over here, truly agog over such revelations, but maybe they're the sort of thing that will endear him to the Iowa voters he so thoroughly underwhelmed back in 2012.


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19 comments
katydidknot
katydidknot

This is great news! 

I never got to use some of my Rick Perry jokes last time around, and this gives me a second bite at the apple. 

Brian Chestnut
Brian Chestnut

He should run with Ted Cruz. If these bible thumpers are going to embarrass us again, they might as well go "all in."

Brian Burch
Brian Burch

yes and a couple thousand "others"..

Jacob Bocanegra
Jacob Bocanegra

He should run with Palin and call it the Trainwreck party...@sexistJacob.....

Chris Whatley
Chris Whatley

Railing? Can you guys please get a fucking editor?! SMH.

Brian Burch
Brian Burch

Career Politician, cant do anything else..HE is what is wrong with America...

Puller58
Puller58

If you buy the painkillers excuse, then will he be able to count to three?

UH-OH
UH-OH

Why are petty leftists so obsessed with his hair?

devon
devon

Note the glasses which are meant to lend him gravitas and thoughtfulness, two qualities he lacks in real life.

glenda34
glenda34

@UH-OH  ...because he has little else going for him, if you listen to the words he sputters and utters

UH-OH
UH-OH

@Chandler There never was any cleaning business. Do you always believe everything you read on the internet by anonymous posters? Talk about gullible. Wow. haha

Chandler
Chandler

@UH-OH @glenda34  

Hey UH-OH, how's the cleaning business going? Are you and USA1 still sweeping up the janitorial competition?

 

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