August 29, 2011


Is Rick Perry Dumb?

Politico: "Doubts about Perry's intellect have hounded him since he was first elected as a state legislator nearly three decades ago. In Austin, he's been derided as a right-place, right-time pol who looks the part but isn't so deep -- 'Gov. Goodhair.' Now, with the chatter picking back up among his enemies and taking flight in elite Republican circles, the rap threatens to follow him to the national stage."

Said one former Republican governor: "He's like Bush only without the brains."

Michelle Cottle: "But in between their snickering and sneering, critics would do well to get serious about dealing with Perry. The governor may come across as a rodeo clown, but when it comes to campaigning, he has a long, proud -- and undefeated -- history of political savvy, respect for experts, and an awesome ability to stay on message."










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