Sunday, October 23, 2011

Still Born

Hey, kids -- guess what non-story isn't dead and buried yet?

Let's go to an interview with Rick Perry, published in Parade online today:

"But you've seen (Barack Obama's birth certificate).

'I don't know. Have I?'

You don't believe what's been released?

'I don't know. I had dinner with Donald Trump the other night.'


'That came up."

I swear, you want a clever Halloween costume? Dress as Obama's birth certificate. When people ask you what exactly you are -- tell them you're a zombie. It works on a bunch of different levels.

As I said last week, Rick Perry is a) ambitious, and b) dumb as a bag of cat litter, so dredging this up yet again as a bone to the lowest common denominator among the GOP base -- which is itself the lowest common denominator among American society these days -- is thoroughly predictable. But this should again leave no doubt as to who the lone adult in the room is when you put President Obama up against any of the first ones out of the Republican presidential candidate clown car right now.

My favorite part of that excerpt, by the way, is when the interviewer asks, "And?" You can almost hear her biting her tongue to keep from saying, "And? And?! And what, you shit-kicking moron? What wisdom did perennial con man and pathological fabulist Donald Fucking Trump impart on you? How was dinner? Were you so smitten by him that Texas stars danced over your head and you blew him in a car on the ride home? Bet you two really solved the world's problems during that little uptown summit." Well, at least that's what I like to imagine she was thinking.


Kevin M. Hagerman said...

The fact that Rick Perry has a chance of becoming president is scarier than fucking a hobo in a dumpster full of used syringes.

Anonymous said...

This kind of thing is unfortunately an inevitable result of our downward spiral. Somewhere along the line we as a country went from cherishing smarts and innovation to championing ignorance to the point where we wrap it around ourselves like a safety blanket.

The Republican party is perhaps the more visibly responsible group of late, but it has only gone as far as it has through Democrat enabling.

At this point, I can only think to sit back and cook up some popcorn as we self-destruct.

John Foley said...

Have you guys tried reading the comments for that article????
Ho-lee shit.

Anonymous said...

democratic enabling?

Anonymous said...

Chez, I've been a longtime reader and an occasional commenter. But as a native Texan, I have to disagree with your analogy that Rick Perry is as dumb as a bag of cat litter. That truly insults the intelligence of cat litter. Dumber than cat litter? Yeah, you're getting warmer.

Ref said...

Did you see the magazine "Parade) this weekend, with Lil' Ricky making all steely-eyed and Texican? Jeebus, Vonnegut had us all pegged sixty years ago in Player Piano, where the President is just an amiable dunce fronting for the engineers and money men actually running the country, sold to easily manipulated voters on the basis of his looks.