Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rick Perry

The Dallas News reports that Gov. Rick Perry is the darling candidate of Texas gun enthusiasts. No surprise there. But, for me, the surprise on the video was how much he sounds like former president Bush.

He has an active permit to carry a concealed weapon, and on Thursday he urged a reporter to get one as well, if only to get through new checkpoints at the Capitol much quicker. "Those individuals are seven times less likely to be involved in a criminal act," he said. "Regardless of that reality, our national political dialogue is still divided between two groups. Those that respect and defend individual freedom and those who think big government is to equipped to make decisions for us."

What's your opinion? Is he a little too much with the macho gun talk? Can you take a guy like that seriously?

Please leave a comment.


  1. Cool to see that Perry's opponent is running as fast and as far as he can, away from his former membership in Mayors Against Undocumented Firearms:

    It's not that his Democratic rival, Bill White , is a foe of the gun rights advocates, though Cox did criticize the former Houston mayor for his membership in a group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns. White left the group in 2009.

    "Bill White, a gun owner, is a strong supporter of the bedrock constitutional right of gun ownership and he opposes new restrictions on it," White spokeswoman Katy Bacon said in a written statement.

  2. I'm not sure I see the Bush comparison? Unless by JadeTheory Bush too had a CCW.

  3. No comparison. Perry is much better on gun rights than Bush.

  4. "Can you take a guy like that seriously?"

    More so than a blogger that admits to having owned weapons illegally, but wants to restrict firearm ownership for others.

  5. His voice sounded just like GWB, certain phrases, the Texas accent they both must share. That's what I meant.

  6. You sound like G W Bush when you talk about your military service!

  7. So, because he sounds like a Texan, we shouldn't trust him?

  8. Jadefool's Biggest (Only?) Cheerleader:

    Can you take a guy like that seriously?

    As the guy who once decided to condone torture (if only briefly), on the basis of a silly TV show, do you really think of yourself as someone to be regarded as a good judge of what and whom others should take seriously?


  9. Zorro asked if I think of myself "as someone to be regarded as a good judge".

    Well, maybe, yeah sure. I think you're a great writer and I love your occasional (rare) sense of humor.