Rick Perry: Willing To Be Whatever Someone Will Pay Him To Be

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This is the headline I’ve been waiting for… Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted by a Grand Jury for abuse of power.  Imagine that.  His response?  The Grand Jury is abusing their power…

All you need to know about Rick Perry can be found in the following re-post from a Rolling Stone article on him from 2011.

Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore In Texas

The Texas governor has one driving passion: selling off government to the highest bidder – By Matt Taibbi | October 26, 2011 | Rolling Stone

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“In an era when there’s exponentially more money in politics than we’ve ever seen before, Perry is the candidate who is exponentially more willing than we’ve ever seen before to whore himself out for that money. On the human level he is a nonpersonality, an almost perfect cipher – a man whose only discernible passion is his extreme willingness to be whatever someone will pay him to be, or vote for him to be. Even scarier, the religious community around which he has chosen to pull his human chameleon act features some of the most extreme end-is-nigh nutcases in America, the last people you want influencing the man with the nuclear football. Perry is a human price tag – Being There meets Left Behind. And sometimes there’s nothing more dangerous than nothing at all.”

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Molly Ivins: We Think We Can Make Ourselves Safer By Sacrificing Freedom

Molly Ivins

Credit: thenation.com

[W]e’ve bounced back from this same mistake before—the mistake of thinking that we can make ourselves safer if we just make ourselves less free. We get so scared of something—scared of communism or crime or drugs or illegal aliens—that we think we can make ourselves safer by sacrificing freedom.  Never works.  It’s still true: the only thing to fear is fear itself. – Molly Ivins

 

Molly was a great political commentator, and humorist. Too bad she’s gone, she would have a heyday with today’s totally dysfunctional political environment.