Rick Perry

Shitkicker Quote of the Day

Rick W. Perry has a message for the EPA - appoint people who are decidedly pro-business and thus pro-poison and pro-cancer or else we will rough you up, just like Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke!

“I’ll tell you one thing: The EPA officials we have an opportunity to put in place, they’re going to be pro-business, and there’s not going to be any apologies to anybody about it,” he said. “Those agencies won’t know what hit ‘em.”

You're darn tootin'! Yeeehaww!

I'm fairly certain Rick Perry is a caricature of a character from Blazing Saddles who also happens to be a caricature.

  • Notice how Perry is once again using a metaphor that involves physical violence? As Bob noted (nice catch) just like he did with Bernanke. There’s gotta be some psychological reason for the use of such language–beyond the fact that he’s a Texan and an idiot.

  • TalkieToaster2

    I’ve thought of him as being like the “Rich Texan” character on the Simpsons.

    • Dan_in_DE

      “What about this dang environment? Back in Texas, we got rid of it, and made everyone a lot happier.”

      • pgeorge

        I will never forget being on a beach in Texas. The sand was covered in tar washed up from the Gulf and dead or dying jellyfish, and the locals’ idea of fun seemed to be to ride along the beach in SUVs smashing seashells beneath their giant tires. Yee-haw!

  • Scopedog

    Yeah, but Obama sucks and he betrayed us and he’s worse than Perry….

    –damn, sorry about that. Almost thought this was HuffPo for a moment.

    But in all seriousness, though…can we just quit pretending that any of these GOP candidates are actually qualified to be President? Can we also quit pretending that there is no difference between them and Obama? Because right now, you can measure the differences between the President and these yahoos not by miles, but f***ing light-years.

  • Rick Perry is right! An no sidewindin’ bushwackin’, hornswagglin’ cracker croaker is gonna rouin me bishen cutter!

    …Now who can argue with that?

    • Mark Twain, in his early writings, would often call shady dishonest characters a poltroon. I think it’s a label due for a return.

  • Buffalodavid

    “Who can argue with that?”