Forget those amateurs Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: Comedy Central should devote an hour to Gov. Rick Perry’s wife, Anita. What she lacks in lucidity, she makes up for in insanity. It’s enough to cause Michele Bachmann to stand back and say, “Damn girl!”
She’d previously stated that God had wanted her husband to run for president:
“It’s been a rough month. We have been brutalized and beaten up and chewed up in the press to where I need this today,” she said. “We are being brutalized by our opponents, and our own party. So much of that is, I think they look at him, because of his faith. He is the only true conservative – well, there are some true conservatives. And they’re there for good reasons. And they may feel like God called them too. But I truly feel like we are here for that purpose.”
You might think this sounds like paranoid, delusional ramblings with no bearing in reality and you’d be correct.
Perry later topped herself when she blamed President Obama for her son’s voluntary unemployment:
Rick Perry’s wife Anita said Friday that she could sympathize with the plight of the unemployed because her son was forced to resign his job to take a more active role on his father’s presidential campaign.
Anita Perry blamed the Obama administration for her son having to resign his position.
“My son had to resign his job because of federal regulations that Washington has put on us,” Mrs. Perry said while campaigning for her husband in South Carolina, after a voter shared the story of losing his job.
“He resigned his job two weeks ago because he can’t go out and campaign with his father because of SEC regulations,” she continued, referring to the Securities and Exchange Commission. “He has a wife… he’s trying to start a business. So I can empathize.”
“My son lost his job because of this administration,” she said a few minutes later.
I don’t think that’s empathy. I’m not sure what that is. Her son chose to resign his job at Deutsche Bank in an effort to help his father win the highest office in the land, which might come with some perks for him down the road.
I can understand her blaming Obama for the lousy economy. That’s sort of how the game works but does she really think that Obama should make it easy for her son to actively campaign to remove him from office? Does she also expect Obama to spend his free time calling prospective GOP primary voters on Perry’s behalf?
Full disclosure: Both of these statements were made while in South Carolina. I should warn Perry that despite her time in Texas, she should ease herself into the Southern diet: The sweet tea, which is 98 percent sugar and 2 percent tea, and the chicken-fried steak fingers can go to your head.