I think you probably already know this, but in case you don’t let me enlighten you. Texas Governor Rick Perry is a dumb ass. He proved it again today: “Rick Perry: Wendy Davis learned nothing from ‘her own example’ as a teen mom.”
There is video at the link. I’d rather not post it here. I want as little of Rick Perry on my site as possible. I’m telling you, the man makes George Dubya Bush look like a fricking genius.
In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.
To which Wendy Davis responded:
Rick Perry’s statement is without dignity and tarnishes the high office he holds. They are small words that reflect a dark and negative point of view.
Our governor should reflect our Texas values. Sadly, Gov. Perry fails that test.
Wendy Davis for governor! (Video: Meet Wendy Davis)
P.S. It is kind of funny to hear Rick Perry say that “every life matters.” Under his rule, Texas now ranks at or near the bottom of all states in the United States in the number of people with health insurance. It also ranks at or near the bottom of students graduating high school. There is one thing in which it excels: Texas has executed the highest number of its prisoners than any other state… 500 since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1982; 261 of those since Rick Perry became governor. Yep… every life matters.