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South Carolina woman calls Perry ‘homophobic’ and ‘racist’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was greeted at a restaurant in Anderson, South Carolina with a tremendously-backhanded compliment. A young woman who posed for a photo with Perry on Monday told him it was “good to see someone as homophobic and racist as you,” according to Politico. Perry’s response? He smiled…

Texas is a really big state with a lot of different people in it, duh

Since Rick Perry seems determined to play the "I'm a Real Texan" card—and a whole lot of the mainstream media is willing to play along—I expect that I'll be spending the next few months, and god forbid year, hopping mad.  Not because I think Perry's an "inauthentic" Texan, but because…

Authentic Texans vs. blood-and-flesh Texans

American politics are dominated by culture war, and one of the most disturbing aspects of the culture war is the quest for authenticity—especially since what is considered most authentic is usually measured in the ugliest possible way.  Take, for instance, Paul Waldman's examination of how Rick Perry plays the "authenticity"…

Teabagging Gov. Rick Perry says it’s time for the Lone Star State to secede

I’m loving this batsh*t insanity way too much. So Governor Goodhair and Chuck Norris are ready to take their balls home to make a go of it as the great nation of Texas. Rick Perry joined the club as he spoke to reporters after the local teabagging affair in Austin.…

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