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'Rick Perry' disputes claim he was drunk on SNL's Weekend Update
digitaljournal.com ^ | NOV 6, 2011 | staff

Posted on 11/06/2011 6:57:34 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion

Texas Governor Rick Perry, played by SNL's Bill Hader, paid a visit to 'Weekend Update' to explain his recent strange behavior in New Hampshire that some have speculated was driven by drinking too much alcohol.

Republican presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry gave a remarkable speech in New Hampshire last week that set in motion broad speculation that Perry, who is losing badly in every nationally-recognized poll, was intoxicated. Perry contended the speech was more reflective of the fact that he "felt great" during it, according to the Washington Post, where full video of Perry's speech was included.

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1 posted on 11/06/2011 6:57:35 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He wasn’t drunk. He was just channeling Howard Dean.

That’s the ticket.


2 posted on 11/06/2011 6:59:53 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Can’t some prescription meds make appear drunk?


3 posted on 11/06/2011 7:02:37 AM PST by Leep
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“The pepperoni’s were Ambien and the tomato sauce was beer”. LOL!!


4 posted on 11/06/2011 7:05:08 AM PST by momtothree
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To: BarnacleCenturion

IF he wasn’t snookered then what was it?


5 posted on 11/06/2011 7:06:21 AM PST by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: catfish1957

“IF he wasn’t snookered then what was it?”

It was just a guy trying to give a different kind of speech where everything isn’t so serious like most of his campaign has been, tring a little to hard to be funny, then having the media splice together out-takes to make him look goofy and play it over and over.

It that simple.


6 posted on 11/06/2011 7:13:06 AM PST by ngat
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Perry, who is losing badly in every nationally-recognized poll,

It is Christmas Day? That is the best gift possible to the American people.


7 posted on 11/06/2011 7:15:51 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: catfish1957

It was a couple of minutes of snips from a 25 minute speech with a little creative doctoring (speeding up the video in parts, etc). If you watch the full thing, it is obvious he wasn’t drunk. Amazing what some idiot on YouTube can start with some free video editing software.


8 posted on 11/06/2011 7:17:09 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Anti-Perry trolls are easily duped. That’s the peril of shallow thinkers and blind haters.


9 posted on 11/06/2011 7:18:47 AM PST by magritte
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To: catfish1957
"I'm so bad at talking, Perry said. "I'd be such a good president if there wasn't talking involved."

What a riduculous comment for a candidate to make....Well at least he identifies he's not up for the job. But then he never really wanted it as we know...but the pay to play was irresistable.

10 posted on 11/06/2011 7:22:18 AM PST by caww
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To: Leep

“Can’t some prescription meds make appear drunk?”

Yes if you take them with whiskey.

Here is the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M4gz97Y9W8

The man is clearly loaded. If he wasn’t then he is just plain nuts.


11 posted on 11/06/2011 7:24:19 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless)
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To: catfish1957

That was his normal everyday self. See, the Perrybots can have it both ways.


12 posted on 11/06/2011 7:24:36 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: caww
"I'm so bad at talking, Perry said. "I'd be such a good president if there wasn't talking involved."

What a riduculous comment for a candidate to make....

How ridiculous that you think it was Rick Perry, not Bill Hader, an actor on SNL who said that. I guess you think Sarah Palin really said, "I can see Alaska from my Front Porch", instead of Tina Fey in an SNL skit.

13 posted on 11/06/2011 7:29:58 AM PST by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It was brave of Gov. Perry to appear on SNL to take on his critics. Unfortunately I don’t think he did himself any favors.


14 posted on 11/06/2011 7:32:19 AM PST by montag813
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Pretty funny LoL


15 posted on 11/06/2011 7:32:48 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
A gentleman called into a show discussing this topic and said he had been with the governor for about 3 hours before the controversial address and said there was no drinking. He also stated it was the 21st or 22nd speech of the day and Perry was just silly. The audience stood in applause after the speech (in NH?) as only parts of the speech were aired in attempt to build questions on Perry's state of mind. The day before a new campaign commercial was aired showing Perry tie-less and less uptight, more relaxed-the strategy of the new and improved campaign to show him having fun was reported on FOX.

Talk-show host Howie Carr in Boston's WRKO suggested he was on prescription drugs with no comment by Sandy his cohort who usually steps up to caution Howie such as when "Patches" Kennedy is accused by Howie of using prescription drugs. The NE is primarily for Romney even though Howie would deny it. Mr. Carr also dove into the allegations on Cain having not listened to any media discoveries of the day on the Iowa Evangeltican Christian talk host who had aired the allegations about his female staff to get his own media attention.

So lets continue to tear down the candidates on the Right instead of focusing on Obama and this corrupt White House.Let's continue to support the Left in all the recent accusations built upon soundbites..and Obama will have an easy win in 2012.

This all falls into the irresponsibility of reporting by the media to build up their ratings and run with rumors as it calls under commentary--as it is natural for many to believe the worst in people.

16 posted on 11/06/2011 7:34:47 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: mnehring

Okay does anyone have a link to the full undoctored version?


18 posted on 11/06/2011 7:44:29 AM PST by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: Leep
Can’t some prescription meds make appear drunk?

I have no idea what was driving Perry's odd behavior & style that night.

However, I have seen diabetics with poorly regulated blood sugar behave as if they were intoxicated.

19 posted on 11/06/2011 7:47:07 AM PST by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

Rick Perry was not drunk and gave a good speech. Someone edited the speech to give a very false impression. Suggesting anything else is a lie. I expect no less from the liberal side, but what bothers me most is that many Conseveratives also think it is okay to lie. They repeat untrue stories, make snide drive by comments, and post like school yard bullies. Even Conservative sites like National Review had the edited version up for days, and Rich Lowery called the speech strange. Consevatives are fighting each other and letting President Obama win the day.


20 posted on 11/06/2011 7:50:42 AM PST by Essie
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To: Essie
Rick Perry was not drunk and gave a good speech. Someone edited the speech to give a very false impression. Suggesting anything else is a lie.

Agree 100%, some of my conservative brethren could pass for DU'ers these days. I've never seen anything like it, not even back during the Sore-Loserman vs Bush days. I find it truly disturbing.

21 posted on 11/06/2011 7:57:53 AM PST by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
FWIW, I thought Governor Perry's NH SPEECH was his best!

He came across sincere, relaxed and he knew his stuff.

He was not rehearsed.

He was the exact man I met in Tampa, FL at the TEA PARTY.

He was neither drunk nor on pain medication.

He was himself, IMHO!

22 posted on 11/06/2011 8:01:24 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Essie
Agree...those present stood up and applauded--they enjoyed this side of Perry which had been pent up, compared almost to stage fright. But people like to run with rumors and not base the candidates on performance or platform. When a person is then decided not guilty, many are still left with the useful mantra to bring up over again. Palin saw first hand how low the media can go to manufacture a story.

We forget who the enemy is - the Left and continue to trust the out of control media who continue to make BIG money for their outlets and enjoy their own BIG salaries from "entertainment" news which many still take as journalism.

People think SNL is real facts- like in Palin's case : "I can see Russia from my doorstep".

23 posted on 11/06/2011 8:02:10 AM PST by fight_truth_decay (I had an say that to me on Thanksgiving as he always enjoys the game of humiliation-that's what they)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Pretty much shows the same Perry that we’ve had to deal with for a decade here in Texas.


24 posted on 11/06/2011 8:02:14 AM PST by BobL ( A vote for Newt is a vote for Romney)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Let Let Let Let me say that my 20% flat tax is theeeeeeeeeeee uh cats meow.


25 posted on 11/06/2011 8:03:19 AM PST by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: sockmonkey

Hey I was suckered in briefly into the Perry Ping list until he kept saying stupid things. This guy has no business being president.


26 posted on 11/06/2011 8:05:22 AM PST by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: Essie

I don’t think he was drunk-— he looked like I act after one and half mojitos, or one good margarita....fun— but not drunk....

I watched the video and LAUGHED my arse off!! He was very likable, I thought...Perry is not my guy....His heartless comment and allowing himself to get drawn into the nit pick with Romney has hurt him....but no one is perfect....

I enjoyed the video— really enjoyed it!! I think all the candidate should have one stiff drink and then these debates might be more fun!! The media would have a field day acting righteous and indignant....

The attack on him being drunk is just that— an attack to try and make Perry look bad....but a much more fun story that the dang stupid rock story......


27 posted on 11/06/2011 8:05:35 AM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: BobL

Yes, we all hate the economy in Texas for the last 10 years..I will trade you Romney ;)


28 posted on 11/06/2011 8:08:07 AM PST by fight_truth_decay (No Tag)
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To: catfish1957

hahahahahaaaaaa


29 posted on 11/06/2011 8:27:44 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: mylife

I have no idea why your comment 17 was deleted. Do you?


30 posted on 11/06/2011 8:32:21 AM PST by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: sockmonkey

All I can figure is that the mod didn’t like the article I posted from the same website that the OP posted from..

Perhaps it needed to be excerpted further.


31 posted on 11/06/2011 8:35:02 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I think the poor man has bipolar disorder.


32 posted on 11/06/2011 8:35:05 AM PST by NorthStarStateConservative (Springtime in America will arrive on January 21, 2013.)
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To: sockmonkey

Apparently it is fine to smear and lie about Perry all day long.


33 posted on 11/06/2011 8:36:34 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Apparently it is fine to smear and lie about Perry all day long.

Yep, it's sickening. I find myself on the recipe threads more and these less. I think some folks have become deranged vituperative morons.

34 posted on 11/06/2011 8:40:35 AM PST by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: sockmonkey

I am making a big pot of French Onion soup.

Mmmm Mmmm...


35 posted on 11/06/2011 8:43:25 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sockmonkey

It is amazing that Perry has been Gov for over 10 years and nobody knew he was a drunk until now.

What a steaming pile, these accusations are.


36 posted on 11/06/2011 8:47:18 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: fight_truth_decay

“Yes, we all hate the economy in Texas for the last 10 years.”

I’ve done fine here in Texas for the past 10 years. Perry inherited a strong economy and, amazingly, didn’t do much to wreck it. His flooding of the state with Illegal immigrants only really hurts when they add up the state budget and have to start cutting areas that benefit legal people. But for the private sector, that doesn’t show up much.

So the question is really whether Perry has ANY CLUE how to actually solve problems. Others running do (and no, I’m not talking about Romney)...but we haven’t seen that out of Perry.

So Perry basically has sat in Austin, made his crony deals (which, fortunately, haven’t hurt the state much...they just stink), and now considers himself fit to be president.

Sorry, that dog doesn’t hunt (or something like that).


37 posted on 11/06/2011 8:47:31 AM PST by BobL ( A vote for Newt is a vote for Romney)
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To: BobL

Perry is working right now to keep our economy vibrant.
He is suing the Feds and the EPA to secure energy for the states future so that we can continue to prosper.


38 posted on 11/06/2011 8:50:46 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

“Perry is working right now to keep our economy vibrant.
He is suing the Feds and the EPA to secure energy for the states future so that we can continue to prosper.”

Yea, as I said before, he’ll make a great Energy Secretary for President Cain (providing he doesn’t start his habit of Crony Capitalism again).


39 posted on 11/06/2011 8:56:30 AM PST by BobL ( A vote for Newt is a vote for Romney)
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To: mylife
I am making a big pot of French Onion soup.

Never made it. I find caramelizing onions intimidating. Such a fine line between perfection, and burnt. I'm doing enchiladas verdes (pollo), and enchiladas de res. Borracho beans on the side.

40 posted on 11/06/2011 9:09:45 AM PST by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: sockmonkey

That sounds even better!
I have to use these onions though.
A friends hubby bought a 50 lb sack of the durn things LoL


41 posted on 11/06/2011 9:13:59 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sockmonkey
Don't let Perry have any of those beans ☺
42 posted on 11/06/2011 9:15:37 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
I have to use these onions though.

I hear ya'. Someone gave me a 9x 13 pan heaping full of serranos, and jalapenos.

43 posted on 11/06/2011 9:17:58 AM PST by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: eeevil conservative; onyx
I agree with both of you...my problems with Perry have nothing to do with his delivery on this speech.

I do think he was trying not to be so stiff. Even if he had a drink, I don't care.

44 posted on 11/06/2011 9:19:39 AM PST by CAluvdubya (I'm leaning towards a Cain/Newt ticket)
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To: sockmonkey

I love the serranos.

You can always dry them.


45 posted on 11/06/2011 9:20:19 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sockmonkey
I happen to like SNL in spite of their obvious liberal bias and at times, they can make fun of their own (i.e. Clinton, Obama) just as savagely as they make fun of conservatives. However, it is disturbing that many Americans cannot separate the parody of SNL from real-life. There are millions of people who truly believe that Sarah Palin really did say "I can see Russia from my front porch" and that Gerry Ford really did trip and fall about 20 times a day during his presidency. (He tripped the one time down some slippery stairs coming off Air Force One and was actually quite agile and athletic for most of his life).

I don't really have a lot of respect for people who quote SNL skits as fact - it tells me that they are not very intelligent people.

46 posted on 11/06/2011 9:22:52 AM PST by SamAdams76 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

digitaljournalism =Expected


47 posted on 11/06/2011 9:24:54 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: CAluvdubya; eeevil conservative

I’ve said all along that he needs to drop his “handlers”.

All candidates are best when they’re themselves.

Governor Perry is a very likable man, but he hasn’t been likable in the debates, thanks to his handlers and his poor choice of words in the Orlando debate.


48 posted on 11/06/2011 9:36:07 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: BobL
You also had a case in Texas that went to the Supreme Court from a school district that wanted students of illegal immigants to pay a specified amount per year and the supreme court ruled on the side of the student's parents free of tuition..thus whatever one may try to do state wise, as with the governor in Arizona, the federal government steps in and favors illegals.

Not much a state can do under those circumstances when the federal govt over rides what is good for the state.

I will try to find that court ruling later, if you do know it; which you may being from the great state of Texas.

Question for you:

Why did FEMA deny funding for your national emergency issues you faced in 2011? Or am I misinformed.

49 posted on 11/06/2011 2:31:32 PM PST by fight_truth_decay (No Tag)
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To: fight_truth_decay

“..thus whatever one may try to do state wise, as with the governor in Arizona, the federal government steps in and favors illegals. Not much a state can do under those circumstances when the federal govt over rides what is good for the state.”

Yes and no. First, there’s no assurance that the courts will keep ruling in favor of the Illegals. In fact, some strong parts of Alabama’s law did actually start getting enforced, which is why the Illegals started leaving that state (and the sob stories started). The key is that YOU HAVE TO TRY, and you definitely don’t want to make your state a magnet for them, as we are here in Texas.

“Question for you:
Why did FEMA deny funding for your national emergency issues you faced in 2011? Or am I misinformed. “

Not sure...maybe the wild fires last summer? As to denying aid...same reason we didn’t get a Space Shuttle - we’re simply not liked a whole bunch in DC right now.


50 posted on 11/06/2011 3:18:06 PM PST by BobL ( A vote for Newt is a vote for Romney)
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