Skip to comments.Rick Perry: Macho, macho man
Posted on 08/23/2011 12:53:52 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
....Tough-guy politicians may not actually make the best leaders, but they've been shown to be popular with voters and able to win major elections. Currently, no other leading candidate (not Mitt Romey, Ron Paul or Michele Bachmann) in the Republican field comes across as more macho than Perry.
Evidence of Perry's machismo is surging on the internets. The Twitter feed @RickPerryFacts is a constant stream ofChuck Norris-esque statements about Perry. They're funny, but I also can't help but think they don't speak to a yearning of some part of the human psyche: A basic desire for a strong, tough-guy leader.
Now, this Twitter feed has been active for quite some time, but with Perry's emergence as a top presidential contender, they've stepped it up a notch.
Here are 10 recent tweets from @RickPerryFacts about govenor's machismo:
Each night before they go to sleep, Barack Obama makes Michelle check under the bed for Rick Perry.
Popeye opens a can of Rick Perry before a fight.
Atheists believe in rick perry
Obama lists him as his emergency contact.
Rick Perry once played in Texas without having a fiddle in his band.
Remember how bad Y2K was supposed to be? Remember how nothing bad happened at midnight? Yeah, thank Rick Perry for that one.
Rick Perry checked up on Annie, and yes, she is okay.
Rick Perry once won the Indianapolis 500 in a rickshaw pulled by a small gerbil.
If Rick Perry had starred in the movie "300", the film would have been called "1".
As President, Rick Perry will protect the Secret Service.
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On the contrary, Mr. B, they DO speak to that yearning...
I don’t get the “Annie” gag - is that supposed to be Little Orphan Annie?
Well, he was not macho enough to fight the illegal alien lobby in his state and protect American jobs...
LOL, except, of course, for Sarah Palin. Of course, she's not an "annunced" candidate, but I suspect she could take Perry to the woodshed if need be.
Only fun here on this thread — you’re need elsewhere.
This is coming form a guy whose handle is fabian...two snaps up!
Amelia Perry(right), mother of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, shows her quilts at a meeting of the Buffalo Gap Republican Woman's Club at Perini Ranch Steakhouse Friday.
Perry called this quilt her "Scarlet O'Hara" quilt, because she made it out of a curtain during a time she was getting cancer treatments and spending most of her time at home.
This calls for a village people photoshop of St Rick. LOL
I have no use for CFR-Rick, but it's amazing how state-controlled media can coordinate their attacks so well.
I'd say it's a conspiracy, but state-controlled media wouldn't like it.
Atheists believe in Rick Perry, lol
Still, she intends to get out on the campaign trail and play a more visible part.
"Not that I'm a vote-changer or a vote-getter or anything like that," she said. "But I'll do whatever I need to do because I think it's important that he get re-elected."
You have to grow thick skin, enjoy people, tackle big projects and, in all of it, keep family as a priority, she said.
The governor has also set his priorities. The staff knows to keep his schedule clear every Sept. 9. That's not his wedding day or an important birthday.
It's the anniversary of their first date.
Anita Perry, a no-nonsense nurse, overcomes shyness in signing on to win votes for her husband
When Rick Perry is in Rome, Romans do as he does.