Does Rick Perry Know His This Week Interview Was Terrible?

Sometimes we wonder what really goes on in Gov. Rick Perry's head. He was sitting there, ready for his closeup (aka his Sunday morning interview with ABC's This Week on the border crisis) and he looked so normal. He had his thick, black "smart guy" glasses on. His hair was, as always, perfect and he sat ramrod straight in the chair, like he was being held together with clothespins. He looked like any other guest, basically, but then the interview started.

He was there to talk about the border, so of course he took the opportunity to launch into a tirade about how the massive influx of immigrant children gathered at the border is actually a conspiracy, courtesy of President Obama. "I have to believe when you do not respond in any way, you are either inept or have some ulterior motive that you are functioning from," he said.

Host Martha Raddatz pushed back, raising her voice to interrupt the seemingly endless flow of soundbiting. Finally, an excruciating 4 minutes and 57 seconds in, Raddatz cut him off, to our great relief.

But we kept wondering what Perry was actually thinking. Did he go into this interview determined to veer off into conspiracy theories and criticism that -- and we're just guessing here -- are unlikely to get Texas the help needed to handle the border crisis? Did he leave the chair thinking he'd done what he came there to do?

We honestly hope not, because this guy still has a few more months at the helm of the Lone Star State and then we all may have to sit through the embarrassment of watching him make another run at the White House. Thus we're crossing our fingers and hoping that Perry face palmed the second his interview abruptly came to the end.

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Victor Del Rio
Victor Del Rio

His snubbing President Obama then asking for his help was very questionable.

Kevin White
Kevin White

Perry is too delusional and narcissistic to believe he is in any way a laughing stock for the country.... OOOOOPPPPSSS!!! Good riddance Perry you have embarrassed Texas way to long. Enjoy your new home in SanFrancisco. I am sure you will make some very close friends there.

Ivan Jimenez
Ivan Jimenez

Ill take Rick Perry over anybody on the left has to offer

Lea Lawanna
Lea Lawanna

I am embarrassed by American grammar these days.

Jonathan Alonzo
Jonathan Alonzo

LOL! Hack Houston Press does it again! I'm starting to come here more for my daily parody entertainment then the Onion.

Brittany Alexis
Brittany Alexis

Why why I just can't right now...lol just a few more months of having to deal with this nut.

Brent Tisdale
Brent Tisdale

I guess you we're trying to respond to someone else, your comment relates in no way to my own.

Brent Tisdale
Brent Tisdale

Instead of blindly calling something a conspiracy theory, and not even including any kind of argument to back up your claim. Why don't you try actually disproving the theory. The fact of the matter is that no one really understands why our president isn't doing his job at the border, (or anywhere else, for that matter) and he has been proven to be a pathological liar, so the truth could be anything, even something as far fetched as a silent invasion. Go gets some unbiased and true facts, and quit being the stereotypical Obama puppet media outlet that you have been, and try spreading some truth, for once.

charlierock62
charlierock62

Articles like this keep me liking The Chronicles Thursdays E section much more.

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan topcommenter

Does Rick Perry know if his interview was terrible? Honestly, I don't think he cares. Since when does the Texas GOP care about appearing or being intelligent?

cardigangolfer
cardigangolfer

Rick's redux as a smart metro-sexual is even scarier than his know-nothing good ole boy persona last time 'round.

big.red.guy
big.red.guy

Martha Raddatz showed she is a two bit hack during the Romney Obama debate last year. She has zero credibility since she showed her ass by being dead wrong, even by ABC analysts after the debate. Who watches that shit show anyway?

markjackson2000
markjackson2000

You are more than welcome to have this idiot.  Perhaps, you have something in common with him as rational thinking people know what an imbecile he is.

h_e_x
h_e_x

That's why I only buy German grammar, they know how to build a good sentence structure.

charlierock62
charlierock62

@Hanabi-chan  Intelligent?  You're one to talk. I bet you voted for(twice) the most incompetent, socialist in chief since Carter. You get what you voted for. Are you happy?

h_e_x
h_e_x

@Maxatomic @big.red.guy She moderated a VP debate. I can't find much criticism of it, and it seems that the likes of both forbes and huffpo liked her.

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