The biggest scumbag in politics …

… may well be Rick Perry, the governor of Texas. Perry, a Republican if there ever were one, finds himself in a surprisingly tight election against Bill White, the former mayor of Houston.

Why is Perry only up by a handful of points?

Because he sucks.

Seriously, he sucks. He’s a typical scumbag political figure who hands millions to the wealthy while convincing the rural white poor that he’s “one of you” by wearing cowboy boots and driving a truck. Perry has never shown even the slightest interest in pollution control, in education reform, in social programs to help the downtrodden. He’s as pro-gun as pro-gun gets. In other words, he’s Satan.

Today some interesting Perry news came out. According to the Dallas Morning News, more than $16 million in state technology grants were given to (gasp!) companies run by top Perry donors. The money, all from a texpayer-funded Texas Emerging Technology Fund that Perry created in 2005, was steered toward certain company’s Perry’s companies.

My favorite part? Perry’s defense. According to Mark Miner, his spokesperson, the Morning News piece dwelled on less than five percent of $334 million. In other words—yeah, we’re slime, but we don’t rip off everyone.

Do I think Perry will lose? No. Texas is a big state with lots of rural whites who love their politicians to chew tobacco and sport cowboy hats.

That’s Perry.

7 thoughts on “The biggest scumbag in politics …”

  1. I thought you said Harry Reid was the biggest scumbag in politics awhile back. Anyway, agree that Perry is right up there. This is the guy who wanted Texas to secede from the Union and now wants the Feds to send 1000 national guardsmen and predator drones to the Texas border with Mexico. I guess his own army and drones are tied up right now.

  2. On November 3rd you’ll call him 3 term Governor Perry!!!!!! We kicked you liberal socialists out of Texas a long, long time ago.

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