Unbelievable! One would think politicians finally made it into the 21st century and then comes one of the good old boys. Teaching abstinence has proven them wrong so many times, yet, they still blow into the same horn, year after year, decade after decade....
Mon 22 Aug, 2011 06:21 pm
Has Mr. Perry ever been seen walking while chewing gum? I'm just sayin' . . .
Mon 22 Aug, 2011 06:23 pm
When you close your eyes... sounds just like Bush!!!!
Mon 22 Aug, 2011 07:06 pm
i am........embarrassed. No, that is not a strong enough word.
blind sided by sheer stupidity of some VOTERS, and of him.
The problem here isnâ€™t just that Perry has the wrong answer. The more meaningful problem is that Perry doesnâ€™t seem to know how to even formulate an answer. He starts with a proposition in his mind (abstinence-only education is effective), and when confronted with evidence that the proposition appears false (high teen-pregnancy rates), the governor simply hangs onto his belief, untroubled by evidence.
Couldn't watch the video, but I read the above. It sounds a lot like what people do when faced with issues on language.
My condolences to the people of Texas. I truly hope that I don't have to offer those same condolences to the people of the whole US of A.
Munich was his official primary residence from the 1923 putsch to his 1945 death. That's why the state of Bavaria ended up with the copyright to Mein Kampf. Munich was Hitler's hometown as much as San Diego is Calamity Jane's.
I think your quote captures it very well. Perry comes across as a true believer. When confronted with evidence that his belief is false, he reacts like one of those doomsday-cult leaders when they wake up the day after doomsday, and it's just another day.