Although I am STILL having crippling tech issues, I just had to pop in to say three words I thought I'd never say:I'll miss Perry.
It's almost too bad. If this guy were the nominee, I'd have no problem voting for him. He would be the end
the Republican party. My god, he really does make Dubya look brilliant.
Perry wants to get rid of the Education department. He may have something there. If you want proof positive that the educational system in this country has utterly failed, you need only take a look at...guess who!
ADDED NOTE (From the "credit where due" dept.):
A Salon commenter had this to say about Perry's debate performance.
I'll bet Perry wishes he had Rove whispering in his ear now.
Yeah, what was the deal with the magic box? That feels like one of those stories that someone should leak in about 30 years after everyone is dead.
"Oh yeah we had Karen Hughes on the other end but she was too annoying so we had Rove on in later debates. I can't believe we got away with it. The only publication that ran the story was some low end liberal blog, I think it's name was Saloon or Salad or something. Man, they had the story of the decade, but nobody believed them. Ha! Too late now!"
The reference goes back to the tale of the "Bush bulge," the 2004 story that pretty much made
this blog. For weeks, Cannonfire (previously an unknown site) received massive amounts of pageloads each day. (The stats are down to a far more manageable level now.)
But the story of "Promptergate," as I called it, began right here -- actually, with my ladyfriend, who asked "What's that thing on Bush's back?" while we were watching a rebroadcast of the first Bush-Kerry debate.
A couple of days after I wrote that first piece, I was contacted by Farhad Manjoo of Salon, who wrote an article that (if I recall correctly) did not really include much information beyond the details and speculations that had appeared here.
I never took the bulge story all that seriously. Nevertheless, I wrote about it in minute detail because...well, because it was fun
, dammit, and the audience seemed to groove on what I was handing them.
I presume that there is nothing on Perry's back but copious amounts of simian hair. And if you carefully examine his ear canal, all you'll see is that tiny hint of daylight peeping through from the other side.