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Re: Rick Perry
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2011, 02:47:59 PM »
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/rick-perry-climate-change-is-a-hoax-drummed-up-by-scientists-looking-to-make-money.php?ref=fpa

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"I do believe the issue of global warming has been politicized."

And who better to say so than the guy who likes to pepper his stump speeches with anti-climate-change rants...  :roll:
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Re: Rick Perry
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2011, 02:59:37 PM »
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Re: Rick Perry
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2011, 03:53:23 PM »
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Re: Rick Perry
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2011, 12:18:23 AM »
Former GOP Treasury official calls Perry an 'idiot'
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/19/idiot-jab-lobbed-at-perry/
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'Idiot' jab lobbed at Perry
   By: CNN Producer Gabriella Schwarz
(CNN) - Former Treasury official Bruce Bartlett labeled newly-minted Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry "an idiot" Friday.
Bartlett, who served at Treasury under former President George H.W. Bush and as a domestic policy adviser to the late President Ronald Reagan, delivered the choice words to the Texas Gov. in reference to his recent comments about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.



"Rick Perry's an idiot, and I don't think anyone would disagree with that," Bartlett said Friday on CNN's "American Morning."
Perry sparked controversy when he said Bernanke would be "treasonous" if he printed more money to stimulate the economy before the 2012 election.
"I mean, printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous, or treasonous, in my opinion," Perry said Monday in Iowa. He stood by his comments Tuesday.
Bartlett said the politics at the Federal Reserve are a serious problem and in part blamed U.S. presidents, who he said have historically not focused their energies on the bank.
"He [Obama] has had open seats on the fed almost his entire presidency and I think that this sends a signal that he just doesn't care very much about what the fed does," Bartlett said.
Despite serving in Republican administrations, Bartlett is no stranger to GOP criticism, particularly of former President George W. Bush.
Bartlett's 2006 book "Imposter: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy" accused the administration of departing from conservative economic principles. More recently he attributed the economic recession to the former president and Republican Party.
Team Perry did not immediately respond for a request for comment.
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Re: Rick Perry
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2011, 07:24:30 AM »


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Re: Rick Perry
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2011, 03:21:17 PM »
Stating the obvious, but hilarious nonetheless. Still, it could backfire: remember the prevailing "I'd like to have a beer with him" sentiment that propelled W to victory over Kerry?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/05/rick-perry-college-transcript_n_919357.html

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Rick Perry's College Transcript: A Lot Of Cs And Ds

WASHINGTON -- As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has pursued a controversial agenda that would gut Texas' vaunted public university system in favor of something that more closely resembles a business.

As the Washington Post reported on Thursday, professors have been ranked according to how profitable they were to the university. Previous reports suggested Perry wanted to treat students as "customers" and tie teacher bonuses to anonymous student evaluations.

One reason that might explain his hostility toward the system: He didn't do very well in it. A source in Texas passed The Huffington Post Perry's transcripts from his years at Texas A&M University. The future politician did not distinguish himself much in the classroom. While he later became a student leader, he had to get out of academic probation to do so. He rarely earned anything above a C in his courses -- earning a C in U.S. History, a D in Shakespeare, and a D in the principles of economics. Perry got a C in gym.

Perry also did poorly on classes within his animal science major. In fall semester 1970, he received a D in veterinary anatomy, a F in a second course on organic chemistry and a C in animal breeding. He did get an A in world military systems and “Improv. of Learning” -- his only two As while at A&M.

"A&M wasn't exactly Harvard on the Brazos River," recalled a Perry classmate in an interview with The Huffington Post. "This was not the brightest guy around. We always kind of laughed. He was always kind of a joke."

A spokesperson for the governor recently told the Texas Tribune that the university "helped shape who he is today." The governor’s office did not return a request for comment from The Huffington Post.

You can read Perry's transcript below:
Rick Perry's Texas A&M Transcript

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Re: Rick Perry
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2011, 03:39:46 PM »
C in gym, LOL.
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Re: Rick Perry
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2011, 03:42:48 PM »
C in gym, LOL.

a C in U.S. History,.... a D in the principles of economics.

even funnier.
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Re: Rick Perry
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2011, 03:59:46 PM »
Dude was a cheerleader...

Just like W.

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Re: Rick Perry
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2011, 07:42:03 PM »
Dude was a cheerleader...

Just like W.

Yeah, but he was a cheerleader at A&M where that's a big deal... Of course I'm somehow more impressed with W's C average at Yale than Perry's C average at A&M. 
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Re: Rick Perry
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2011, 08:23:20 PM »
Dude was a cheerleader...

Just like W.

Yeah, but he was a cheerleader at A&M where that's a big deal... Of course I'm somehow more impressed with W's C average at Yale than Perry's C average at A&M.

You live in Austin, so you're biased.  But you're right.

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Re: Rick Perry
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2011, 10:15:27 PM »
Dude was a cheerleader...

Just like W.

Yeah, but he was a cheerleader at A&M where that's a big deal... Of course I'm somehow more impressed with W's C average at Yale than Perry's C average at A&M.

I'm not suggesting anything other than the fact that the dudes were cheerleaders.

Have you hung out with cheerleaders?

They're all bitches, man,

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Re: Rick Perry
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2011, 12:51:36 PM »
(could've also worked in the political vids/images thread)

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Re: Rick Perry
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2011, 02:18:44 PM »
That's pretty funny, although I do take issue with the fact they used "printing money" as the prime defense of SS. Ditto with the Treasury bond comment.

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