Hey, honey.  Go up to the big, scary stranger and start asking him about religion and science!

Ah, motherhood and politics:

Even better: Dammit, son, you’re not asking the questions I’m too afraid to ask right!  You have to ask him why he hates science!

I’ve got a question for Mom.  Why don’t you have the guts to ask the question yourself?  Too afraid of looking like an idiot in public?  Well … too late for that now.

Perry manages to get in a good backhanded slap at Mom, though, when he explains that Texas teaches both evolution and creationism, and says that assumes that students will be smart enough to figure it out for themselves.  Too bad Mom doesn’t think the same thing about her son here.