Friday, August 22, 2014

2016's "Sarah Palin"

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.   



DJan said...

As George Takei would say, "oh myyyyyyyy." :-)

California Girl said...

DJan, I didn't really print what I thought...well, not in the language I thought it.

bill lisleman said...

I try not to think about these two much. I never thought about their common traits. Ok, I'm done thinking about that already.

California Girl said...

Lisleman, your thinking about them is probably akin to it takes two of their brains to make one. No, make that three brains to make one & we'll include Michelle Bachmann.

BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Sadly, a lot of people continue to fall for the stuff these people spout.

California Girl said...

Hello Bliss! So nice to hear from you. AS for what people believe, I am continually amazed by the crap that comes out of the mouths of politicians of both persuasions. While I tend to criticize the Right more harshly, I see the stupidities on the Left as well. For me, it boils down to treating people as equals, human beings, giving assistance, sustenance to those in need. To me, that philosophy is tied into a left-leaning Democratic side of issues. People like Palin, Bachmann, Perry, Cantor, McConnell, Cruz are self-serving, uncaring, grandstanding pretenders to causes I'm not sure they believe in but will actively support if it furthers their careers.

Brian Miller said...

i would like to think that we would be a little smarter than to put a bungler in the office but then again...

California Girl said...

that's cute Brian; unrealistic but cute.

Pat Tillett said...

Great post!
There are certainly clowns on both sides of the aisle, but these two take the cake. I try to keep my opinions to a minimum, but these two are idiots!

California Girl said...

Pat, there's a funny video of Palin taking the ALS ice bucket challenge with a glass of red wine & a check book instead of icewater falling out. She declares she's too old (or something) for that sort of thing. It just adds to her air of entitlement.


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