August 15, 2011

Rick Perry, ManBearPig, and The Magical Misery Tour or something..

Man Bear Pig back in days of Yore: always bloviating
Now that Rick Perry is causing some additional soiled diapers in the White House these days, Politico is really working overtime to focus their Laser-like Destructo Ray on him and to take some off of The Light Bringer.

In what can only be described as the mother of all boarding-house reaches, they want to resurrect the hoary old legend of Perry supporting Gore on the 2000 POTUS campaign. Perry, of course, countered by saying that was back in the days when Gore was more normal -- not freaking out and crying Bullsh*t! over the unraveling of his pet cause.Anyway, here's how the saga unfolds according to the Politico Obama-Fluffers:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have forgotten a thing or two about the Al Gore presidential campaign he helped lead in 1988.

In an interview with an Iowa radio station on Monday, the Republican presidential contender explained his role as the Gore campaign’s Texas chairman by saying that “this was Al Gore before he invented the Internet and got to be Mr. Global Warming.”

But in fact, global warming was already a significant theme for Gore in 1987 and 1988 — long before his activism led to several books, a Nobel Prize and a part in an Academy Award-winning film. It was also well before the right gave him the "Mr. Ozone" nickname and talk radio heaped endless mockery on the future vice president.

Gore, then a young Tennessee senator trying to break out in a crowded Democratic field, mentioned the warming planet as one of his priorities for his presidential campaign in April 1987, according to news coverage at the time.

“He laid out a broad list of national objectives, from combating AIDS and Alzheimer's disease to curbing the ‘greenhouse effect’ — the threat to the Earth's atmosphere from the burning of oil, gas and coal,” The Los Angeles Times reported in covering Gore’s announcement. In May 1987, according to The Washington Post, his stump speeches included a call for the nation to “confront the emerging problems of the greenhouse effect and the threat to our ozone.”

Later that summer, Gore joined Republican Sen. John Chafee in calling for urgent action on climate change and the threat of coastal flooding.
My reaction? (1) Obama must be really, really scared,  (2) who cares, (3) if he did back Gore and believed in AGW, then some of Obama's followers might just be tempted to switch and vote for Perry, and finally (4) who cares?

What a nothing burger.

The real red meat will be the press coverage of The Chicago Jesus on his Rolling Blunder bus tour. I am licking my chops waiting for him to actually shut up long enough on those campaign whistle stops to listen to people bitch about being out of work. (Do you think he really cares?) Chances are, he'll be flapping his gums about (1) how it's not his fault, (2) he inherited this mess from Bush, and (3) the evil Republicans will not make deals with him.

Then again, maybe there won't have any irate, pitchfork and torch brandishing mobs at his stops. He'll probably have a caravan of fluffers to follow him wherever he goes.

Wonder what's the over/under in Vega him getting braced by more Joe the Plumbers?

Probably zero.

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