Rick Perry has never looked better than he does in his new mug shot.
Currently under indictment on "abuse of power" and "coercion of a public servant" charges, the Perry case is grabbing headlines and column inches around the country. According to Dallas Morning News columnist, Wayne Slater, the indictment is neither frivolous nor spurious as characterized by Perry, his supporters & Republican talking heads. Slater thinks it has legs.
Meanwhile, Perry is out and about making speeches and gaining new followers. He made a big splash at the conservative Heritage Foundation by raising the alarm of ISIS at the back door of the U.S.
"There's the obvious great concern that, because of the condition of the border from the standpoint of it not being secure, and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be [crossing]," he said. "There's a very real possibility that they may have already used that [strategy]." The Hill 8/22/14
The article goes on to state the Pentagon strongly refutes that theory.
This is the guy who, during a 2011 Presidential debate with Romney, Obama, Ron Paul, et. al couldn't remember the three agencies he was going to dump when he became president
Perry was discussing his jobs plan and his flat tax plan when he said: "And I will tell you, it is three agencies of government when I get there that are gone. Commerce, Education, and the... what's the third one there? Let's see..."
"...I can't. The third one, I can't. Sorry. Oops." CBS News 11/10/11
Who does this remind me of...hmmmm...could it be ...
SATAN? Sarah Palin! Wasn't she the good-looking empty headed alarmist spouting Barbie doll who commanded an impressive following to bolster her campaign and a surprising war chest despite her inability to conduct an informed interview with Katie Couric or anyone else for that matter.
Sarah & Rick have much in common. They are attractive, well-dressed politicians full of sound and fury signifying nothing. But hey, at least we don't have to think too long and hard about ISIS beheading journalist James Foley earlier this week or the ongoing anger and police state tactics in Ferguson, MO.
This post is inspired by today's The Political Carnival post on the same.