Archive for April 3rd, 2012

An upcoming e-book called “Inside the Circus” says that Guv Dude’s goofiness on the Prez campaign trail was the result of being on pain killers.  What’s wrong with that? If you are in pain, you take pain killers, right?  Dude’s spokesperson is vehemently denying the claim.  I don’t know why Dude just doesn’t come clean and admit he was popping a few.  Last I checked, in the Lone Star State, Iowa, or New Hampshire, you can’t be charged with a CUI, err campaigning under the influence.  Here is from Chron.com:

Gov. Rick Perry‘s heavy use of painkillers to help relieve severe back pain may have kept the governor from the top of his game last fall during an aborted presidential run, according to an e-book being released today.

Author James Moore, who has written about both Perry and former President George W. Bush, figures Perry would benefit by running with the painkiller defense.

“If I were the Perry organization, I would jump all over the notion that it was painkillers making me loopy on the campaign trail,” Moore said. “Otherwise, there’s no other explanation beyond the incontrovertible facts that the Texas governor is not very bright or thoughtful and has no business being considered for president or the leader with the ability to be the chief executive of this state.”

Moore said, “There’s no explanation for his goofiness that night in Manchester other than drugs or alcohol. He’s never been that silly in public and has always been able to focus his wrongheaded approach on the issues. Nobody other than the Pooh Bear had ever been so excited about a jar of syrup.”

Here is the entire Chron piece.

Here is what Burkablog said yesterday about Dude and pain killers:

I believe this story 100%. I wrote at the time, watching Perry debate, that he was clearly experiencing discomfort, that he kept twisting his torso, leaning on the podium, trying to find a comfortable position. As did several other journalists, I pointed out that he was wearing comfortable shoes, not boots. I wrote that I had had back surgery myself, and I wouldn’t wish it on anybody. It’s hard for your back muscles to hold you up.

The question that must be asked, and must be answered, is what did the people in the Perry campaign know about Perry’s use of painkillers, and when did they know it? Perry has always run a secretive operation, but to run the risk of addiction as a presidential candidate, not to mention the risk of having it be discovered, is, even by Perry standards, amazingly reckless. The revelations in the book raise a the issue of whether he should continue to serve as governor, much less contemplate another presidential race. Perry should be called upon to release his medical records immediately. If these allegations stick, I don’t see how he can be a viable candidate for any office.

Dude is damaged goods.  He is also one of these macho fellas that aren’t going to admit that pills made him look like a total dumbarse.   That comes naturally, I guess.  I also don’t think that we need a full scale investigation or hearing on this.  Oh, well!

Speaking of dumbarse moves, the Harris County GOP wanted to charge their candidates a fee to speak at their senatorial conventions but the idea got soundly rejected by their precinct judges last night.  Whose idea was that?  Was it Jared’s idea or a consultant?  Maybe that Big Jolly fella will name the culprit.

Check out the Chron story here.

Opening Day at The Yard is this Friday and Numero 45 will start at first base against the Rockies.  Name the former ‘Stro that holds the record for most Opening Day starts at third base?

Expect a whole lot of folks to show up at the City of H-Town’s Council Meeting this afternoon to talk about the revised proposed ordinance on how you go about feeding the homeless around Downtown and Midtown.  This issue has certainly stirred up a lot of emotion and passion.

Here is the Chron story.

Governor Sarah Palin joined the “lamestream” media this morning when she co-hosted “The Today Show”.  She did A-Okay.   There were references to newspaper reading, Tina Fey, and the recent movie about her.  She handled it like a pro.

The late Ken Caminiti of course made eights Opening Day starts at third base for the ‘Stros.

49-year old Jamie Moyer will take the mound for the Rockies at The Yard Saturday night – wow!


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