Climate & Climate Politics
- Christopher Hitchens on Global Warming – YouTube
- Anthony Watts Defeats Himself « Wott’s Up With That?
- Increase Of Extreme Events With Global Warming (Basic Version)
- Chris Mooney | Conservatives Attack and Misunderstand A Book They Haven’t Read…A Book About Flawed Conservative Reasoning
- Matt Ridley needs to take some advice from Matt Ridley | The Way Things Break
- Christopher Hitchens on the Tea Party – YouTube
- The Rick Perry Watch—
- Perry debate lapse undermines credibility – USATODAY.com
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has tried to laugh off his embarrassing prime-time memory lapse during the Republican debate in Michigan but the lasting impact of the gaffe may lie in the fact that it re-emphasized an old stereotype about Perry: He’s just not that bright.
Perry’s now infamous inability Wednesday night to list the third of three government agencies he would eliminate if he was president was the latest in a series of lackluster debates in his run for the White House.
“The problem is if this gaffe reinforces the unfair-but-increasing belief that he doesn’t have the intellectual heft,” said Fred Malek, a veteran Republican fundraiser…
I don’t think it is unfair at all. I don’t think is that bright at all. He didn’t come up with this three “three government agencies he would eliminate” pitch. It wasn’t his original thinking or idea it was created by his team of handlers and he couldn’t remember what his lines were that they went over in rehearsal. If it was his thinking, his idea, he never would have drawn a blank on such a big important concept.
- What do the Departments of Commerce, Education and Energy think of Rick Perry’s plan? – The Federal Eye – The Washington Post
“I don’t think it is unfair at all. I don’t think is that bright at all.”
Typical lefty, thinks that you gotta be a genius to be a leader. Leaders are almost never brilliant, but they are smart enough to know they can merely hire geniuses, they’re a dime a dozen.
What arrogance, what a defeatist attitude.
I always wonder how lefties get through each day.
Sorry Klem but if Rick Perry wasn’t already irrelevant he is certainly irrelevant now and can be ignored and left alone to fall into the dustbin. I watched the debate last night and if I was a boxing referee I would have stepped in and stopped the fight it after only a couple of seconds into his gaff. He is done as a Presidental candidate if not in elected politics altogether. He is toast.
He already has fluttering gaffes like this Perry on Romney’s Flip Flop – YouTube and the now infamous Rick Perry’s drunken speech (3 minute edit) – YouTube.
This is NOT the guy you want talking and negotiating with the Chinese or other international leaders much less our own. They would walk all over him and make him and the U.S. Presidency look like a farce. He might be better than Muammar Gaddafi but Gaddafi is dead now so who is he’s going to win his points with in diplomatic and economic meetings and conferences?
This isn’t about forgetting what you’re thinking about in a freeform brain storming session (that happens to all of us) its about recalling policy you’ve given a lot of great thought to over time and have indelibly etched in your mind.
The other week Joe Scarborough compared Sarah Palin with Herman Cain saying:
Geez, where does that leave Perry?
What makes great leaders great is their ability to articulate and communicate ideas. Perry is a absolute total failure at that.
What makes great leaders great is their ability to articulate and communicate ideas. ”
I agree, and Bush fits your description perfectly.