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Soflasnapper
03-25-2012, 11:15 AM
From Politico:

Pretty funny just reading them, and probably a lot funnier in person (with multiple drinks, of course). I think Perry would be a great neighbor and friend, seems to be a decent and personable person, but probably ought to have stopped his governmental career at the Ag Commissioner level.


RICK PERRY: “I can't tell you … what a relief it is to be on a stage with just one podium. … [Laughter]] The Gridiron’s the only time that politicians and journalists can get together for some lighthearted silliness – well, I mean, other than the debates. … Some have said that my debating style is very similar to that other Texas Cicero, George W. Bush. [Laughter] Only difference between GEORGE and me is that I say, ‘Oops.’ [Applause] … Y’know, I shouldn’t make fun of George. But he’s, like, the only one that I can. [Laughter] Y’know, I say stuff like Solyndra’s a country or that the voting age is 21. But MITT would say things like his wife drives a coupla Cadillacs, or his pals own NASCAR teams. Y’known, my problem was sayin’ stuff that WASN’T right. Mitt's problem is sayin’ stuff that IS. [Applause] So with all my gaffes, people forgot that I once led the Republican primary. It was the most exhilarating three hours of my life. Awesome! Now, officially, I have only suspended my campaign -- I never really quit. So technically, I'm still in the race – ’cept I can go home, spend the evening with Anita, relax, and still do about as well. Well, listen, here’s the hardest part for me: The weakest Republican field in history -- and they kicked my BUTT! … Y’know, very once in a while, Herman Cain, Michele Bachman and myself’ll get together. We’ll kinda act silly, we’ll say some stupid things—you know, kinda like old times. …

“Y’know it’s weird standing next to [Mitt] on the debate podium. Y’know, I keep waiting for him to say, ‘Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?’ … I LIKE Mitt Romney. I mean, I like Mitt Romney as much as one really good looking man can like a really good looking man –and not break Texas law. And then there's Rick Santorum. I used to have SO much fun needling Rick. I'd say, ‘Now, Rick, tell me again, which one of the Village People are you? You’re the policeman? Or you’re the Indian?’ And then there's Ron Paul. … Y’know, he kinda reminds me of that crazy uncle that you expect to pull a nickel out of your ear. … Then we have Gingrich. He's like this Pillsbury Doughboy, with this really huge brain. … I do wish I were still in the race. I mean, I don't know why I didn't do better: Governor of a big state. Former military pilot. I graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in animal husbandry. [Laughter] Maybe that was the problem. Animal husbandry: That sounds like what Rick Santorum thinks gay marriage leads to. …

“Now, before I forget, which has been known to happen [laughter], it’s really good to see DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz [who spoke after him]. And even though Debbie and I are from different parties, she has been very, very complimentary. Earlier she told me, she said, ‘Rick, you don't know how sorry I am that you won't be your party's nominee.’ [Laughter] [Turning to her at the head table:] Thank you, darlin'.

“Now, President Obama couldn't be here. I read that he is in Korea, at the DMZ. Would somebody tell me: Why do ya have to go all the way to Korea to get a DRIVER’S LICENSE? Must be something to do with that birth certificate thing. But filling in tonight for the president very ably is Secretary Panetta. And during the campaign, I said that Secretary Panetta should resign. I regret saying that … We have had Predator drones circling the governor's mansion. … After what I've been through, our motto is, ‘Y’know, if you can't laugh at yourself -- well, there's always Herman Cain.’ …

eg8r
03-26-2012, 08:05 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Pretty funny just reading them, and probably a lot funnier in person (with multiple drinks, of course). I think Perry would be a great neighbor and friend, seems to be a decent and personable person, but probably ought to have stopped his governmental career at the Ag Commissioner level.
</div></div>I feel exactly the same way about Obama.

eg8r

Soflasnapper
03-26-2012, 08:11 AM
Fair enough.

Do I remember you correctly as a Perry guy, in the early going?

eg8r
03-26-2012, 08:12 AM
I definitely thought then, and still do, he would have been the best one out of the miserable Rep nominees.

eg8r

Qtec
03-27-2012, 03:13 AM
Its funny because its all true.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So with all my gaffes, people forgot that I once led the Republican primary. It was the most exhilarating three hours of my life. Awesome! </div></div>

LOL

Q