Skip to comments.Press Asks Perry ... Are You Packing Heat?
Posted on 08/15/2011 2:52:30 PM PDT by JesseWatters
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a leading advocate of gun rights who likes to boast of having dispatched a coyote on a recent jog, so I asked him during today's walking press conference at the Iowa State Fair whether he was armed. "I never comment on whether I'm carrying a handgun or not," he said. "That's why it's called concealed." (If he was armed, he could have found himself in hot water with the state police over a ban at the fair that has rankled some local gun groups.) Perry's appearance at the fair, where he challenged reporters on whether they were "tough" enough to walk with him, chomped on meat and a hard-boiled egg and struck rugged poses was a well-staged political triumph.
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The MSM is gonna get apoplectic over this Texan. Which is why I'm really getting interested.
Perry had best be on guard with these jackals in the media. They are not reporters; they are liberal foot soldiers and will use every means at their disposal to undo Perry’s candidacy.
“That’s why it’s called concealed.”
Good answer. A+
He needed to pull out a bottle of gas tank heat and said yes.
I give him a “AA+”
No offense to Obama.
Jesse, you really know how to ask hard hitting policy questions. WOW!
Methinks that maybe you should stay in the New York to Washington area. You sure as shit do not understand life west of the Potomac.
Of course he’s packing heat.
You never know when there’s a coyote lurking nearby.
AN ARMED SOCIETY IS A POLITE SOCIETY!!!!.
That would be the correct answer.
As soon as I read something that makes me doubt Perry’s conservatism, he says something that GETS MY VOTE.
I will take all attacks on him with a grain of salt. No one is perfect, and everyone SHOULD be given a chance to defend or explain their actions.
And he has really really great hair, has less of a Texas drawl than my previous favorite George W. Bush, and I bet he can throw a baseball a lot better than Obummer & has never ridden a girl’s bicycle wearing Mom jeans.
He doesn’t have to be taught how to salute (and will never attempt to shake a saluting Marine’s hand as Obummer did the first few times he boarded AF1). I have never forgotten that image - O wanted to do anything except salute - because that is a military action, and he hates the military.
Came from a poor family, one room schoolhouse, Eagle Scout, pilot in the military, already knows how to salute - can’t imagine him leading a conga line thru the WH party rooms - the race is getting really interesting.
The dems should be very afraid.
As it stands, I’ll bet there are pee-panted bloggers furiously screeding that he MIGHT HAVE CARRIED A GUN IN A NO GUN ZONE!
Is the author queer? He sure writes like a limp-wristed simpering faggot.
Real men pack heat, liberal girly men pack fudge.
MSM reporters are liberal foot soldiers whose mission in life is to frag or disrupt any conservative candidate they run across.
He could have said; “Stick your hand in this pocket and you tell me if I’m packin”..
Before you get too interested, step back and read up on Perry and the Agha Khan and his oversll chumminess with Islam.
I attended Perry’s prayer meeting in Reliant stadium so I should be his defender, but I don’t think we need another muslim symphatizer in the WH, ever.
“struck rugged poses”
That kind of cracks me up. The writer sure comes off as a bit of a poofer.
I’m still in Sarah’s corner, but Perry is looking better all the time.
Actually jesse walters will go after any lefty with hard questions. he is a pretty funny but doesn’t back down from rude lefties guy that is on Fox a lot
I don’t think he asked that question of gov perry to make him look bad
Actually, his family wasn’t poor by rural Texas standards, just relative to urban areas and up north. Land rich, you know. And it wasn’t a one-room school house, but about 12 and a gym. Still tiny. Not to quibble with you, just clarify. I loved your post, and I love Rick. He’s going to be great for our country. I’m so glad to hear people are willing to give him a chance after the slander thats been posted here over the last couple of days.
man, you’ve got that right.. this guy is a man’s man. I am damn excited about this... so far, at least.
Or then there was Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk skating through the hallowed halls of the Whitehouse prior to President Obama's fathers day festival.
Skateboarders described it as "Rad", and said, "Obama Dude, You da Man."
Guess Perry better not count on the Skateboarding vote come 2012.
This is a made up issue by opponents of Gov. Perry. Center for Security Policy spokesperson Dave Reaboi dismissed Elliotts article as a cynical and futile attempt to provoke anti-Sharia conservatives over a non-issue ...
Perry knows all about the media...in fact, as has Palin...he gives them NO ground...he’s been governor for well over 10 years and learned all about the scums....so you can trust Perry ain’t wet behind the ears...as Palin learned the hard way...he’s had the exposure...and deals with them accordingly...they can’t set the traps for him as what we saw happen to Palin...
Gov Perry: "Keep asking me stupid questions and you will find out"
Rule #1. No poofters. ;)
I’m like you about Perry, but this video shows a very positive side. Perry invites Andrew Breitbart and other bloggers to a shooting range.
I can hear Ben's heart pounding from here.
Rick Perry gets the nomination and he picks Sarah Palin as his VP! WINNER! ! ! !
“The dems should be very afraid.”
They are! You should see all the dirty dirt they are trying to throw at him already. The old guardasil thing (which he allowed to be changed), oh and it’s really cute when you read how some libs have an issue with how he campaigned against Kay Bailey Hutchison...as if they cared a whit!
“As it stands, Ill bet there are pee-panted bloggers furiously screeding that he MIGHT HAVE CARRIED A GUN IN A NO GUN ZONE!”
Yep, the reporter at POLITICO who asked him was mentioning how he could have been breaking the rules. They are trying so hard!!! Oh and I keep hearing mentions of how he is a closet homosexual,,no proof of course.
Inquiring minds want to know...
I forgot - and you are going to love this,,one responder on POLITICO actually trying to state Perry is a closet dictator because he,,and I am quoting here: “keeps pointing up at the sky like dictators do.”
I am dead serious. You really need to go read POLITICO for a good laugh. Ben Smith is an unabashed Dem shill and he repeated this story,,”manly poses” and all,,even said Perry was eating beef jerky,,I mean, seriously..they have clue what to do and Perry seems totally unfazed by it all
Yeah... the folks at DU seem to be obsessed with the idea that he’s gay...
I’ve been warning them..... that PDS has already seen one coyote meet his maker.
I have to wonder if this would be such a big deal if you-know-who wasn’t as much into fish and game as she is.
Was that you asking that, Jesse? You are a total retard who got the answer you deserved.
This has to rate, as a stupid reporter question, right up there with “boxers or briefs”? It shows both disrespect to the person, but more importantly, disrespect for the office.
I would have much preferred for Perry to chew him out, as being ill-prepared to ask questions, and doing a disservice both to his news organization and to its readers or viewers. He could then go down a list of major problems facing the State and its people, that matter in people’s lives.
Then ask the report to pick one as a subject to discuss.
They come in a two-legged variety as well...
Plus Perry has a degree in animal science from Texas A&M. Liberal heads will explode when they find this out. Perry gets elected- no more scummy Harvard elitists dominating government. Obama has appointed so many Harvard people.....
This man is much more pro-2nd amendment than GWB. I think I know who I will vote for. Let the MSM gloat. I want a President who will stand UP for the 2nd amendment forcefully.
The reporter says that Perry likes to brag about killing that coyote. I heard about it when it happened, and really haven't heard much about it since.
I suppose some people would have been happier if Gov. Perry had stood around wringing his hands helplessly as the coyote carried off his dog rather than shooting the coyote.
I consider asking someone whether or not he or she is carrying a pretty rude question, myself.
LOL!! Me too.
My first reaction was negative )I'm not tooo keen on mixing religion and politics, though I am a Bible-reading born-again Christian. But I'm finding him interesting...need to kick the tires a bit more.
That is your opinion.
All I can say is that we should not dismiss Perry’s sympathies toward Islam. It requires further investigation and, I am sure, that more will be revealed over time, pro or against him.
No way that I will vote for any “Christian” who will promote Islam in this country — a “religion” poised to destroy Christianity. It’s sad enough that we have a Congress that is totally silent on muslim matters because of their PC politics.
They were striking some rugged poses though!
Over a ban at the fair that has rankled some local gun groups.
Could there be connection between those rules and the fact that fairgoers up in the great state of Wisconsin were attacked?
I think that's highly unlikely to happen. A Presidential candidate usually picks a VP from a state he needs to carry. One with a lot of electorial votes. Rubio (FL) would be the much better choice IMO. Plus the ethnic factor as well. Alaska doesn't have that many electorial votes and he's likely to carry that in any case. JFK didn't pick LBJ because he liked him, that's for sure.