It seems as if Rick Perry has recently decided that his time is better spent abroad than in the state that elected him to lead. While he's asked for a special session -- giving him greater leeway to inflict abortion restrictions for reasons founded on faulty science -- he's also seemed to enjoy flitting around the country. And that's fine. It's his prerogative, so long as he can recruit some of the businesses he's so gladly attempting to poach from other states.
Fine at economics but terrible at geography.
But with greater travel comes greater pressure not to make any of the verbal slips to which Perry seems so prone. The 2012 campaign, which saw him all but branded as the Oops candidate, could at least semi-plausibly be blamed on the apnea incurred through his hectic schedule. Anything this time around, though, is simply him sticking his foot in his mouth, megaphoning his imbecilic reputation for a wider audience to see. There's no excuse for the timeless miscues he found in his 2012 adventure.
Fortunately, we have video evidence that our governor has continued to instill his image of a bumbling blunderbuss, one who pines for the spotlight but flubs anytime it turns to him. From this weekend's Faith and Freedom Coalition, Perry unveils the geographic fortitude for which he's now known:More »