Rick Perry confronts Politico reporter over anonymous sources: “You got a name?”

posted at 7:28 pm on January 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via RCP, behold the second-most enjoyable Perry clip of the campaign. Only the Thinly Veiled Putdown Heard ‘Round the World was funnier. Had this gone on for a few more seconds, in fact, I think RP would have resorted to shushing him Dr.-Evil-style. A missed opportunity, my friends.

In case you missed it over the weekend, the story they’re arguing about was Politico’s insider piece on fingerpointing within Team Perry for his lackluster campaign. How lackluster? Well, go back and look at the tea-party snapshot from today’s PPP Iowa poll in the last post. He’s in sixth place among what was supposed to be his core constituency; even Mitt Romney fares better. Nate Silver wonders why:

The internals of the new Des Moines Register poll help to explain why Mr. Perry has struggled to gain traction despite an intensive focus on Iowa in recent weeks and a large advertising budget. The poll asked caucusgoers to identify which candidate they favored in nine categories, ranging from being the most consistent to the most likely to defeat President Obama.

Almost all the candidates had one or another of these factors working in their favor. Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, was named the most knowledgeable, for instance, Mr. Romney the most electable, and Representative Ron Paul of Texas the most likely to reduce the size of government. Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Rick Santorum, the former senator of Pennsylvania, rated well on the attribute of relating to ordinary Iowans.

Mr. Perry was the exception; he did not lead the field in any of the nine categories. For all his swagger, in other words, Mr. Perry is failing to stand out from the crowd. Despite spending $4.3 million in advertising, his brand has become poorly differentiated from the other Republican contenders.

For reasons I don’t understand, his big qualification — Texas’s jobs growth — never got traction. Is that because he didn’t sell it well or because he was constantly being thrown off-message, from the Gardasil exchange with Bachmann at an early debate to the gaffe about in-state tuition for illegals to the legendary “oops” moment? He has talked about jobs at the debates, of course, but there are so many other, more vivid memories of him from the trail (virtually none of them good) that they’ve submerged his record in voters’ memories. No wonder he switched to social-con pandering over the last few weeks. It’s a tough pitch given the competition from Santorum and Bachmann, but at least it’s a message.

After you watch the exchange with Mike Allen, watch his new attack ad against Santorum. Not sure why a guy with favorables like this would be throwing stones at someone else for being unelectable, but maybe he’s anticipating the CW to come. If Romney, Paul, and Santorum finish in the top three in Iowa, Perry’s last card to play will be that only he can beat Mitt in a marathon primary and therefore he, not Santorum, should be the conservative choice in South Carolina. I doubt it’ll work, but it would be all he has left. Ironic, though, that in making an electability pitch, Perry is at least momentarily forced to resort to the same core talking point that Romney relies on. Exit quotation: “Santroum on electability: Perry ran as conservative in TX, ‘how hard is that?’”


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The Entire Class of Texas A&M 1972 is in Iowa volunteering for Rick Perry…Aggies are awesome!

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:23 PM

That is so cool

gophergirl on January 2, 2012 at 8:25 PM

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:23 PM

As a recently accepted TTU transfer student I want to agree with you…but I CAN’T.
LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on January 2, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Here is another good point n Perry’s favor as tweeted by John Harwood.

JohnJHarwood John Harwood
Excellent vote-getting closer: Perry hits member of media in face (me). Total accident — he was trying to put his arm around Iowan for pic.

Kermit on January 2, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Love Perry in this. Never once does he take the smirk off his face as he filets Allen. HaHaHa -

KickandSwimMom on January 2, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Yeah, the problem is that tons of conservatives have confused journalist beatdowns with effective presidential leadership…
BocaJuniors on January 2, 2012 at 8:23 PM

No. Perry is very fair & accessible with fair media & he’s great with smalltown local media and new media. But Perry knows when he’s dealing with liberal idiots & he’s not shy about challenging them.

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Rick was really good there.

BoxHead1 on January 2, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Yeah, he didn’t forget his lines.

BocaJuniors on January 2, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Mike Allen, I have sources within your family that tell me that you like to bathe in lime jello before you suck on your wife’s toes. How do you respond to these allegations?

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 8:27 PM

You want to match your candidate’s – I presume Romney – record against Perry?

Go ahead… *tapping foot*

Or Bachmann? Santorum? Gingrich? Who?

TheRightMan on January 2, 2012 at 8:23 PM

I don’t have a candidate. And Rick Perry doesn’t have a prayer.

steebo77 on January 2, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Nice job, Rick. Now please transfer some of that sharpness to future debates. OK?

predator on January 2, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Yeah, the problem is that tons of conservatives have confused journalist beatdowns with effective presidential leadership.

BocaJuniors on January 2, 2012 at 8:23 PM

We recognize that having guts enough to challenge liberals is the beginning of changing something. If you cannot do that then you aren’t even in the running for anything more than rubber stamping liberal ideology. Like Romneycare.

sharrukin on January 2, 2012 at 8:29 PM

The Entire Class of Texas A&M 1972 is in Iowa volunteering for Rick Perry…Aggies are awesome!

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Gawd, no wonder he’s not doing better.

If you don’t understand that comment, check this video out.

Yes, those are Aggie Corps Turds (their term, not mine) grabbing themselves by the naughty bits, and squeezing.

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 8:30 PM

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:23 PM

As a recently accepted TTU transfer student I want to agree with you…but I CAN’T.
LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on January 2, 2012 at 8:26 PM

That’s just during Football Season & when you Tech plays…lol

Otherwise it’s Awesome & Texans always root for any Texas Team playing out of state.

Gig Em’ Aggies!

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:30 PM

The Entire Class of Texas A&M 1972 is in Iowa volunteering for Rick Perry…Aggies are awesome!

Probably got the time because they haven’t been able to find jobs with their degrees.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Otherwise it’s Awesome & Texans always root for any Texas Team playing out of state.

Gig Em’ Aggies!

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Sorry to say, most Aggies don’t share that sentiment when the hated Longhorns are playing anybody.

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 8:32 PM

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 8:30 PM

(Eyes rolling here)

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Cindy Munford on January 2, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Me too. Also I hope he starts taking it to the debate moderators. That’s what caused Newt’s surge and Perry should know by now that we are clamoring for verbal punching by our guys at these popularity contests, otherwise known as debates.

GeorgiaBuckeye on January 2, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Sorry to say, most Aggies don’t share that sentiment when the hated Longhorns are playing anybody.

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Are you an Aggie?

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:33 PM

You want to match your candidate’s – I presume Romney – record against Perry?

Go ahead… *tapping foot*

Or Bachmann? Santorum? Gingrich? Who?

TheRightMan on January 2, 2012 at 8:23 PM

BTW, Romney’s record on debt and spending is actually better than Perry’s. Not that that means he should be the nominee.

steebo77 on January 2, 2012 at 8:34 PM

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 8:30 PM

(Eyes rolling here)

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:32 PM

If Tech plays Iowa or Northern Illnois…well…

annoyinglittletwerp on January 2, 2012 at 8:34 PM

(Eyes rolling here)

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Do you deny it?

Or maybe this CT going after an SMU cheerleader with a sword?

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Are you an Aggie?

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Most emphatically NO!

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Probably got the time because they haven’t been able to find jobs with their degrees.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 8:31 PM

wow they have degreed programs now. wow. is that new?

t8stlikchkn on January 2, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Or maybe this CT going after an SMU cheerleader with a sword?

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 8:35 PM

That was a funny clip…

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:39 PM

The Entire Class of Texas A&M 1972 is in Iowa volunteering for Rick Perry…Aggies are awesome!

Probably got the time because they haven’t been able to find jobs with their degrees.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Really sad. Can you stoop any lower?

*Shakes head*

I must confess that watching the sufferers of Perry Derangement Syndrome has become a fun sport for me.

TheRightMan on January 2, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 8:31 PM

What do you call a Texas Aggie after two years?

Boss.

Kermit on January 2, 2012 at 8:43 PM

t8stlikchkn

“wow they have degreed programs now”

Yes sir! Well…sorta. But…kinda…almost…in a way.

Also, the indoor toilets are being installed even as we speak.

New megaphones for the Yell Boys on order.

Things are looking up for the Aggies – except, of course, football as they will be beaten like a rented mule in the SEC next year. Last won a championship in 1935, so nothing new to them, I reckon.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Do you deny it?

Or maybe this CT going after an SMU cheerleader with a sword?

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Against OU or AR

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Did you watch the video? Even someone like me who doesn’t think a Texas A&M Yell Boy with named boots should be President has to give Ol’ Rick credit on this one. The Politico beta-male was completely flummoxed.

That’s how Politico got pwned. And deservedly so.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Wow, yeah. Perry is such a tough guy. Pretending like he didn’t understand why some staffer would comment anonymously to Politico.

Governor Steel Cojones!

BocaJuniors on January 2, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Nothing wrong with a man wanting to know who’s sticking the knife in his back.

If a staffer wants to babble anonymously, then who’s the one with no cojones? I’d be wondering why one of my staffers wants to sabotage my campaign. Not unreasonable.

If indeed there is a disloyal staffer.

Good on Perry for not playing their idiot game. More please.

kim roy on January 2, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 8:31 PM

It’s not an East Coast liberal arts gender studies/journalism school.

Kermit on January 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Kermit

And after three years? Former Boss.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

We recognize that having guts enough to challenge liberals is the beginning of changing something. If you cannot do that then you aren’t even in the running for anything more than rubber stamping liberal ideology. Like Romneycare.

sharrukin on January 2, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I guess we look for things in different places. When I read Hot Air, I’m looking for beat-downs of liberal journalists. When I watch presidential candidates, I’m looking for, well, something more.

BocaJuniors on January 2, 2012 at 8:45 PM

It’s not an East Coast liberal arts gender studies/journalism school.

Kermit on January 2, 2012 at 8:44 PM

HA!

No….that’s for dang sure!

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Nothing wrong with a man wanting to know who’s sticking the knife in his back.

kim roy on January 2, 2012 at 8:43 PM

And nothing makes Perry look smaller than barking at a reporter from an online rag, demanding to know who it is.

BocaJuniors on January 2, 2012 at 8:47 PM

BTW, Romney’s record on debt and spending is actually better than Perry’s. Not that that means he should be the nominee.

steebo77 on January 2, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Are you a political newbie?

If Romney had a record even similar to Perry, he would have been running on it and not his private sector ‘Bain lay-offs’.

Seriously, Romney pretends he never worked in the public sector and runs away as fast as possible from any linkage to his Mass. record.

Do you see Perry run away from his record?

TheRightMan on January 2, 2012 at 8:48 PM

TheRightMan

Your slam toward me is completely dishonest and without basis in fact.

In that post I never mention Perry’s name or say anything about him.

Have someone read the several times on this thread when I posted comments praising Perry for his handling of the Politico wimp.

You can shove you Perry Derangement Syndrome crap, too. On numerous threads I have stated I don’t hate or even dislike Perry and admire his patriotism and Air Force service. Link them – they are all there.

Your credibility after such a blatantly dishonest post is zero.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 8:49 PM

How exactly?

BocaJuniors on January 2, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Did you hear the whimpering?

ZGMF_Freedom on January 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM

BTW, Romney’s record on debt and spending is actually better than Perry’s. Not that that means he should be the nominee.

steebo77 on January 2, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Interesting data.

It’s funny, the herd mentality here on the right. Huntsman had a better record than Perry, Romney or Pawlenty. But everybody here can’t stop screeching about him being a RINO, when he actually governed more conservatively than any of their candidates. Heh.

BocaJuniors on January 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Horace and John1schn, must be Columbia grads.

Do you really know anything about Texas A&M, other than the usual Aggie jokes?

jazzuscounty on January 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Perry seems to be the man. Wonder why his presence in South Carolina is so weak? Texas GOP and SC GOP are close in many ways. Rick needs to step up his game.

famous amos on January 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

And nothing makes Perry look smaller than barking at a reporter from an online rag, demanding to know who it is.

BocaJuniors on January 2, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Sheeesh!

The sniveling weasel of a pompous reporter got his bratty butt kicked and you’re offended?

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

What do you call a Texas Aggie after two years?

Boss.

Kermit on January 2, 2012 at 8:43 PM

The sad thing is, I have Aggies that report to me, but I report to an Okie Stater.

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 8:49 PM

But yet you posted what I assume are meant to be funny jabs at his intelligence, being from Texas, Texans in general, etc.

Several posters have asked you knock it off in fact as they find what you are posting offensive.

So to play the poor poor pitiful me card after your posting history against Perry rings a bit hollow to say the least.

Oh and just so you know I’m not from Texas.

gophergirl on January 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

jazzuscounty

In Big 12 football, and soon in SEC football, Texas A&M IS an Aggie Joke. See their last six regular season games this year? Whoaa!

Academically, I know little about them nor do I care to.

Didn’t go to Columbia – both my undergrad and grad degrees are from land grand universities. Being from a cow and corn/nose picking state, Columbia wouldn’t accept me. Not up to the caliber of NoBama, I reckon.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Perry rally on Cspan right now.

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Rick-Perry-Ends-Campaign-Day-in-Perry-Iowa/10737426778-1/

juliesa on January 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Perry seems to be the man. Wonder why his presence in South Carolina is so weak? Texas GOP and SC GOP are close in many ways. Rick needs to step up his game.

famous amos on January 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Perry is hitting 11 events in SC before Friday…could be more

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Perry rally on Cspan right now.

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Rick-Perry-Ends-Campaign-Day-in-Perry-Iowa/10737426778-1/

juliesa on January 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Thanks for the link…looks like a packed house

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM

gophergirl

No one is playing poor, pitiful me except you.

I have posted several posts on this very thread praising Perry for his handling of the Poltico idiot.

I have made no statements as to Perry’s intelligence nor have I posted one, single negative thing about Texas or Texans.

Your dishonesty equals that of TheRightMan

As to joking about Aggies and Aggie football, so what? I love college football and the joking that goes with it.

So, before you pull the “offensive” crap, check what I actually wrote.

BTW – I find your dishonesty offensive.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Check this out

http://correctnicity.com/blog/2011/12/30/the-historical-accuracy-of-the-des-moines-register-poll-in-iowa/

Scroll down to chart from 2007

At this time, 4 years ago, the person in 5th place was the eventual nominee.

Allah doth protest too much, methinks

redneck hippie on January 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

BTW, Romney’s record on debt and spending is actually better than Perry’s. Not that that means he should be the nominee.

steebo77 on January 2, 2012 at 8:34 PM

MA debt
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/spending_chart_1996_2016MAb_13s1li111lcn_H0t

TX debt
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/spending_chart_1996_2016TXb_13s1li111lcn_H0t

Notice the dip in debt? Perry spent a lot on long term infrastructure projects for TX’s growing population. Texas voters also approved $3B in debt for cancer research recently.

ZGMF_Freedom on January 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Sorry to say, most Aggies don’t share that sentiment when the hated Longhorns are playing anybody.

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Nah, I married a t-sip, and I usually root for them against foreign teams.

juliesa on January 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Seriously, Romney pretends he never worked in the public sector and runs away as fast as possible from any linkage to his Mass. record.

Yeah, because of RomneyCare.

Do you see Perry run away from his record?

TheRightMan on January 2, 2012 at 8:48 PM

No, he just lies about it.

steebo77 on January 2, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM

I work with quite a few former Aggies. They tell anti-Aggie jokes. I’m a Cubs fan who tells anti-Cubs jokes.
No harm-no foul.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 2, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Horace, I forgive you your sins. :)

It appears your bark is worse than your bite.

I’ll go easy on you this time around. I’m in a charitable mood because I am prepping up for a wonderful result for Perry tomorrow in Iowa.

Friends? We’ll pick up our fight again later.

TheRightMan on January 2, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Horace and John1schn, must be Columbia grads.

Do you really know anything about Texas A&M, other than the usual Aggie jokes?

jazzuscounty on January 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

What you ant to know about? The MSC, and what happens if you walk on the grass? Midnight Yell Practice? Bonfire? The terrific engineering program (see the aforementioned bonfire)? Or do you just want to know about their little dlck syndrome that they suffer from?

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Notice the dip in debt? Perry spent a lot on long term infrastructure projects for TX’s growing population. Texas voters also approved $3B in debt for cancer research recently.

ZGMF_Freedom on January 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

That dip is only in the projections for coming years, not in the actual numbers. Notice that the debt outstanding increased every year under Perry, from 2001 to 2009. Also, usgovernmentspending’s financial statistics for states are horribly inaccurate. If you want the real numbers, you need to extract them year by year from each state’s CAFR. After you’ve done that, we can talk.

steebo77 on January 2, 2012 at 9:07 PM

gophergirl

I have made no statements as to Perry’s intelligence nor have I posted one, single negative thing about Texas or Texans.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM

You forgot the sarc tag in there somewhere right? You have done nothing but insult Perry and by extension Texans. Do you not remember several posters asking you to please stop because I do. You can think I’m offensive all you want by the way. No skin off my back.

As for the college football thing – don’t care about that. That’s what college football is all about. Heck I just told my best friend who is a Wisconsin fan – better dead than red.

gophergirl on January 2, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Sheeesh!

The sniveling weasel of a pompous reporter got his bratty butt kicked and you’re offended?

Hahaha- good for Rick Perry. The “reporter” looked like a blithering idiot!

ksmoola1 on January 2, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I work with quite a few former Aggies. They tell anti-Aggie jokes. I’m a Cubs fan who tells anti-Cubs jokes.
No harm-no foul.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 2, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Slight correction. :) There is no such thing as a former Aggie. Once an Aggie always an Aggie. We are called former students once we have graduated or otherwise left A&M.
It takes forever to learn all the traditions there.

juliesa on January 2, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Of course I enjoyed this clip :)

I also loved hearing that Larry Gatlin came to IA to sing and campaign for Perry :) I’ve always been a fan of his.

Here’s a list of those who came to IA today to support Gov. Perry:


Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana
Sam Brownback, governor of Kansas
Sam Graves, congressman of Missouri
Mick Mulvaney, congressman of South Carolina
David Dewhurst, lieutenant governor of Texas
Susan Combs, comptroller of Texas
Steve Forbes, Businessman and former GOP presidential candidate
Marcus Luttrell, U.S. Navy SEAL
Larry Gatlin, country singer

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Horace, my apologies if I sounded hateful. I agree the Aggies are an embarrassment in football, but the university is mostly conservative and rigorous in its curriculum.

I went back and read all of the posts (should always do this before commenting), and I see that I misread you.

BTW I am not an Aggie, and who would want to claim Columbia at the moment.

Mea culpa.

jazzuscounty on January 2, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I’ll go easy on you this time around. I’m in a charitable mood because I am prepping up for a wonderful result for Perry tomorrow in Iowa.

TheRightMan on January 2, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I hope so.

bitsy on January 2, 2012 at 9:10 PM

gophergirl on January 2, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I find horace and jailbreak to be the most offensive commenters at Hot Air.

I like teasing and good natured trash talk, but those two can’t engage in it without coming off as jerks.

juliesa on January 2, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Go Rick! :) And I repeat again, I believe N.O.T.H.I.N.G. that these idiotic “polls” and especially the LSM have to say about who’s ahead and who’s behind. These libs are just trying to “scare” conservatives into thinking that if they don’t vote for Romney, {shudder} then Obammy automatically wins. Come on people, think about it, grow a pair and don’t, by any means, fall for this game. :)

sicoit on January 2, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Nothing wrong with a man wanting to know who’s sticking the knife in his back.

kim roy on January 2, 2012 at 8:43 PM

And nothing makes Perry look smaller than barking at a reporter from an online rag, demanding to know who it is.

BocaJuniors on January 2, 2012 at 8:47 PM

How is demanding to know who is sabotaging the campaign “small looking”?

If indeed there is such a staffer.

kim roy on January 2, 2012 at 9:13 PM

annoyinglittletwerp

Thanks. At least someone on here understands the fun in sports jokes. I hate the Nebraska Cornhuskers – you should hear the jokes my oldest son and I tell about them. BTW – I wished you a happy new year on a thread. Disagree with you more times an hour than I take breaths, but you are on the right side, so that counts.

TheRightMan

Oh, thank you, O’Gracious One, for granting me absolution. I am free from Perry-sin! Praise the Lord. Alleuia! I am saved!

Actually, I admire the fact that you are willing to be honest when you mischaracterize my post. Far above the ethics of gophergirl.

Oh, and don’t worry – I foresee lots and lots of fights in the future. Choose your weapons now, sir, ye gol’durned varmit!

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 9:14 PM

One of my favorite quotes from Perry today:

Perry talks gen. election strategy: “We will expose (Obama) for the fraud that he is every day .. I look forward to it.”

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I really wish people didn’t determine a candidates’ ability based on debate performance. That’s how we ended up with Duh Won.

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 9:14 PM

You forgot the sarc tag in there somewhere right? You have done nothing but insult Perry and by extension Texans. Do you not remember several posters asking you to please stop because I do. You can think I’m offensive all you want by the way. No skin off my back.

gophergirl on January 2, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Okay I will clarify one thing. I did not mean your postings in this post. I meant previous posts. In this post, you are correct you have not been insulting at all. Past posts, however, I stand by what I posted.

gophergirl on January 2, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 9:09 PM

That’s a great list.

I’ve been on the road today with intermittent internet (West TX), so I don’t know if this has been posted, but there a was a great article today about how the the Perrys took Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell (Lone Survivor) into their home and took care of him.

http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2012/01/rick-perry-joined-stump-today-navy-seal-helped/n8PLS8dZ5TXdyIkjxWWXFI/index.html

juliesa on January 2, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Sheeesh!

The sniveling weasel of a pompous reporter got his bratty butt kicked and you’re offended?

Hahaha- good for Rick Perry. The “reporter” looked like a blithering idiot!

ksmoola1 on January 2, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Exactly. It’s like the real ending of “It’s a Wonderful Life”. This is something that should bring all conservatives together.

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/its-a-wonderful-life-lost-ending/2731

Hark the Herald angels sing!
*kick*
Glory to the new born King!

ZGMF_Freedom on January 2, 2012 at 9:17 PM

juliesa on January 2, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Yes, and the Perry’s got Lutrell a new dog when his was killed. They are family to each other. Lutrell is “another son” to them.

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I dunno…I think it says a lot about a candidate when his College class travels to Iowa volunteer for him…Says a lot about the legendary Aggie Network too.

Gig Em’

Perry 2012

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 9:17 PM

gophergirl

Please provide one, just one, single quote on this particular thread where I have insulted Perry or Texas or Texans, outside of jokes about Aggies and Aggie football.

While you’re at it, provide a corresponding quote from each of the four or five posts on this particular thread where I have praised Perry for his politio putdown.

BTW – Your Perry-drooling is no skin off my back either.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 9:19 PM

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Actually, I’m not slamming Rick. But all those Aggies in one place…it’s like the Apocalypse…

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 9:21 PM

gophergirl

Please provide one, just one, single quote on this particular thread where I have insulted Perry or Texas or Texans, outside of jokes about Aggies and Aggie football.

While you’re at it, provide a corresponding quote from each of the four or five posts on this particular thread where I have praised Perry for his politio putdown.

BTW – Your Perry-drooling is no skin off my back either.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 9:19 PM

You are correct and I apologize as I posted above. You have not been insulting to Perry or Texans in this post. I was referring to past threads when I responded to you not this one.

gophergirl on January 2, 2012 at 9:22 PM

A pic from twitter showing one of the crowds today:

http://twitter.com/#!/ArletteSaenz/status/153904771701551104/photo/1

And Arlette Saenz reports that Dan Moran is back on the trail today! He is amazing. A couple of weeks ago, when he was campaigning with Perry he said:


I can’t regulate my body temperature very well any more, but if I have to I’ll know on every door in this Union to tell them to vote for Governor Perry!” Dan Moran, a former captain in the U.S. Marines said about Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 9:22 PM

gophergirl

You can stand by what you said until the cows come home for all I care. You were dishonest about my posts about Perry, Texas and Texans on this thread.

Next time I’m in Texas visiting Aunt Helen (Uncle Walter is deceased) near Beckville in east Texas, I’m going to tell her what you said about me. I imagine she will put some Texas voo-doo curse on you.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Did you see the pictures from his stop in Perry IA today. Packed to say the least.

gophergirl on January 2, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Exit quotation: “Santroum on electability: Perry ran as conservative in TX, ‘how hard is that?’”

Losing your Senate seat in Pennsylvania by 20 points how embarrassing electable is that/

Dr Evil on January 2, 2012 at 9:25 PM

A longhorn, a Red Raider , and an Aggie were being chased by the police so they decided to hide in some trees.
‘Meow’, said the Longhorn.
‘Tweet’, said the Raider
‘Moo’…said the Aggie.
*Told to me by an Aggie*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 2, 2012 at 9:26 PM

gophergirl on January 2, 2012 at 9:25 PM

No, not yet, I’ve been looking… I was hoping C-SPAN would carry it, but maybe later? Looking on twitter now to find it (you turned me onto that, lol!).

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Give it a rest. She’s apologized already. Couple of times. And that voodoo stuff? That’s Louisiana stuff, not Texas.

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Actually, I’m not slamming Rick. But all those Aggies in one place…it’s like the Apocalypse…

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Rrrrrlmao!

Are you a raider or a longhorn maybe?

:)

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 9:28 PM

http://yfrog.com/ntymrzaj

Aslans Girl – here you go.

gophergirl on January 2, 2012 at 9:28 PM

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Actually, I’m not slamming Rick. But all those Aggies in one place…it’s like the Apocalypse…

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Have you seen the polls up in Iowa for the love of God, Ron Paul is polling in the top 3. For that alone they deserve to be over run by Aggies.

Dr Evil on January 2, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Are you a raider or a longhorn maybe?

:)

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Nah, nothing so fancy as that. But I have a healthy dislike of the cult of Aggie. We tried for years to deprogram a relative, to no avail. He’s the maroon sheep of the family.

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Have you seen the polls up in Iowa for the love of God, Ron Paul is polling in the top 3. For that alone they deserve to be over run by Aggies.

Dr Evil on January 2, 2012 at 9:29 PM

zinger

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 9:32 PM

gophergirl on January 2, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Woohoo! Thanks, gg :):):)

Aslans Girl on January 2, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Have you seen the polls up in Iowa for the love of God, Ron Paul is polling in the top 3. For that alone they deserve to be over run by Aggies.

Dr Evil on January 2, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Yeah, Ron polls well, but he won’t win this nomination.

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 9:32 PM

john1schn

Yeah, like you would know.

Wait a minute – jokes on Aggies, Lousiana. Are you an LSU Tiger, a Tulane feller, Louisiana-LaFayette? Those are very joke-worthy schools.

My parents were married in WWII in New Orleans. They produced their Nebraska joke four years later.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 9:34 PM

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Well I come from a big family with Aggies,Longhorns,A Raider and a Mustang & assorted spouses from Texas schools…Football season is a Hoot!

workingclass artist on January 2, 2012 at 9:34 PM

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Rick-Perry-Ends-Campaign-Day-in-Perry-Iowa/10737426778-1/

Nuff said

Kermit on January 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM

That looked like a fun event.

Totally OT – I wish they would put those fleece in the campaign store. Lot of good a t-shirt does people outside of Texas. It is winter after all.

gophergirl on January 2, 2012 at 9:34 PM

A work-friend of mine(attended A&M btw) is trying to get me to go to Iowa to vote in the caucus tomorrow. His joke is since I was born there I’m still an Iowan and therefore have voting rights.
Not. Bitin’.
*He’s a Perry supporter btw*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 2, 2012 at 9:35 PM

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Rick-Perry-Ends-Campaign-Day-in-Perry-Iowa/10737426778-1/

Nuff said

Kermit on January 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I’m sure Democrat heads exploded when they saw Jindal pulling for Perry. I’m sure they were all suffering from the vapors, saying “but we should be the only ones with the colored vote! We paid good money for that!”

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 9:35 PM

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I love mees some Jindal.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 2, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Dr Evil

“…all those Aggies in one place.”

You have given me a vision of the Aggie Apocalypse – hundreds of decaying Yell Boy zombies coming at me! AAAUUUUGGGGHHHH!

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Yeah, like you would know.

Wait a minute – jokes on Aggies, Lousiana. Are you an LSU Tiger, a Tulane feller, Louisiana-LaFayette? Those are very joke-worthy schools.

My parents were married in WWII in New Orleans. They produced their Nebraska joke four years later.

Horace on January 2, 2012 at 9:34 PM

No, I don’t frequent Louisiana. It’s a nice place to drive through…really fast.

john1schn on January 2, 2012 at 9:37 PM

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Rick-Perry-Ends-Campaign-Day-in-Perry-Iowa/10737426778-1/

Nuff said

Kermit on January 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Jindal is terrific. Strong VP choice.

ZGMF_Freedom on January 2, 2012 at 9:39 PM

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