I *Knew* Rick Perry Was High!

Monday, April 2, 2012 21:43 EDT
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Remember Rick Perry’s “oops” moment? Turns out he was hopped up on painkillers:

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s famous “oops” moment during one of his last Republican presidential debates was just one highlight of his often confused campaign across America. It was reportedly made possible by the heavy, deadening influence of prescription painkillers, according to a forthcoming book by two well-sourced reporters.

The claims are made in a forthcoming book by reporters Mike Allen and Evan Thomas, according to excerpts provided to the Republican-leaning Daily Caller website. The book is called “Inside the Circus,” and it aims at providing a behind-the-scenes look at the Republican presidential primaries.

The Texas governor’s drug use wasn’t just the cause of a single humorous, highly embarrassing moment, they add. In another instance, a rival campaign’s manager reportedly walked in on Perry while he was urinating… and singing “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” at the top of his lungs.

I don’t want to denigrate anyone’s struggle with addiction, so I’m not going to touch that particular bit of this story with a ten-foot syringe. But peeing while singing “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”? That is pure comedy. Also? Very Dubya-esque.

ABL aka Angry Black Lady aka Imani Gandy is a recovering attorney with a burning love of fire and perfectly-constructed sentences. The “anger” portion of her moniker stems not from her displeasure at the hellscape that American politics has become, but rather is a symptom of the pituitary tumor which has been indefinitely detained in her brain since 2006. When she’s not pointing out that people are wrong on the Internet – or writing for Balloon Juice, The Grio, The Team Uterati Wiki Project, or RH Reality Check -- she likes long sits on the beach. Also, she thinks gravity is a real downer. You can follow her on Twitter at @AngryBlackLady.
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