Perryphobia among the GOP establishment

Let’s get this straight — with Congress being as popular as cholera, they think they are going to hurt Perry’s chances by dissing him? Really? Congress is at an all-time low, according to a new Gallup poll, with only 13 percent of Americans approving of “the way Congress is handling its job.”

The fact is that a candidate seeking support from actual humans who vote would be smart to distance him or herself from Congress — and cholera.

My old boss Haley Barbour, now Mississippi governor and former Republican National Committee chairman, used to tell candidates he is advising, “I’ll help you however I can, even if that means attacking you.” Maybe that’s what they are doing?