On Advising Texas Governor Rick Perry
… he does need to address the issue and I do agree with her completely on that. The media won’t let it go until he does.
What is it Perry is supposed to do, exactly? I know, how about some sackcloth and ashes? What a nice touch they would be! He can make the rounds of all the Sunday talk shows telling everyone and anyone who will listen, that he truly cares! Why, … he can even apologize for any and every racial slight, or woe that may have ever befallen this great country throughout what is, by and large, her glorious history, Southern and otherwise. Heck, he could even apologize to a political opportunist like Mitt Romney, who has shown yet again how despicable is his political judgment by trying to pile on.
Or, he could have taken another route entirely, not that I would profess to advise Perry, or anyone running, really. But, yes, he could have pulled up those cowboy boots we're all told he wears. He could have gone on TV and looked the camera right in the eye and said, this is the same old despicable garbage over a meaningless rock I probably couldn't tell you much of anything about, other than that I think it was painted over some long time ago. So, what's the point?
The country's economy is going to hell in a hand-basket. We have an out of touch, non-experienced executive in the White House who doesn't have the slightest damned clue how to get us out of it and it's getting so bad, people are so confused, or utterly clueless, they are taking to the streets, be it at a Tea Party, or in an "occupation" because they don't know which way to turn.
And I'm not here to talk about some silly gotdamned rock no one gives a damned about. I'm here to talk about what is right and what is wrong with America as things stand and what in hell I intend to do about it when I first sit down in the White House as an executive, something I have proven myself as over a long period of time. Now, what, exactly, is it, you want me on here to talk about? Because if it's just more nonsense, than I have better places to be and things to accomplish, thank you very much, sir or ma'am!
I suppose he might could do that – a leader might consider it, anyway. Or he can go along looking like a deer in the headlights as the Washington Post continues to mow him down. Some politicians become road kill, some don't. But successful ones tend to stay on offense and not take their eye off the ball, or waste their time doing next to nothing at all.
Let's not forget, for better, or worse, there is someone who has recently taken far more and much worse than Perry has yet to endure. And she's still standing as an individual and having an impact, even if she's not in the race, as some folks recently seemed intent on reminding us of to the point of childish obsession.
What I do know is that, if Perry allows himself to become paralyzed by this nonsense and some of his supporters start to hedge their bets, or looking for seemingly easy but silly alternatives, then they may as well stick a fork in Perry, because he's done. Funny, I always thought that when a Texan saddled up, it was because he, or she could ride. This one better get his ass, or his horse, or whatever, in gear and do it, or two weeks from now, it really isn't going to matter much any more.