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Rick Perry ‘retires’ to collect state pension while still governor

Texas Governor and current Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry appears to have pulled something of a fast one on his state’s taxpayers by officially “retiring” earlier this year so that he could begin collecting an annual pension of $92,376 at the same time as he continues to draw his $150,000…

Huntsman accepts Romney’s $10,000 bet

Multimillionaire White House hopeful Mitt Romney owes rival Rick Perry some money, according to Jon Huntsman. Romney offered Perry a $10,000 bet during the Iowa Republican debate on Saturday over whether he said in his book that the health insurance mandate he signed into law as the governor of Massachusetts…

Fred Karger mocks Perry for having ‘most disliked’ ad

Long-shot Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger released a video on Saturday mocking Texas Gov. Rick Perry for having the most disliked video on YouTube. Karger was the first official entrant in the GOP 2012 race, as well as the first openly gay presidential candidate of a major political party. He…

Romney slammed over $10,000 bet

DES MOINES, IOWA — Mitt Romney, a multimillionaire White House hopeful, was slammed as elitist and out of touch after offering rival Rick Perry a $10,000 bet during a heated debate. Democrats could not contain their glee as the offhanded remark went viral on the social networking site Twitter as…

‘Middle class’ Romney tries to bet Perry $10,000

Most Americans these days can barely afford a friendly wager of $5 but Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has claimed he’s part of the middle class, tried to bet fellow-candidate Rick Perry $10,000 Saturday night. During ABC’s debate at Drake University in Iowa, Perry noted that Romney had suggested…

Parody ad: ‘God does not believe in Rick Perry’

Reacting to Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s latest advertisement, which assails what the presidential candidate calls President Barack Obama’s “war on religion,” liberal satirist Andy Cobb published his own take, which concludes that “God does not believe in Rick Perry.” “Perhaps this is a good time to remember that gay and…

Barney Frank casts GOP candidates for ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Retiring Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) joked Sunday that he was casting a remake of “The Wizard of Oz” starring Republican presidential candidates. “I look at the Republican debate — I’ve been casting ‘The Wizard of Oz,’” Frank told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour. “Obviously, Mitt Romney is the tin woodman without a…

Rick Perry mocks himself in latest ad

Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled his third campaign advertisement on Thursday, in which the presidential hopeful pokes fun at himself for his debate gaffes. The 30-second ad begins with a clip of Perry during the CNBC Republican presidential debate, where he tried to name the three federal departments he’d eliminate…

Rick Perry forgets the U.S. voting age, election date

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) wants to be president, but he just can’t remember when the election is or how old you have to be to vote. At a campaign stop at St. Anselm College Institute of Politics Tuesday, Perry didn’t seem to know that Americans become eligible to vote…

Arizona Sheriff Arpaio to endorse Perry for president

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona will endorse Rick Perry for president next week, according to ABC News. The self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in the nation” has gained national attention for his hard-line stance against illegal immigration and his controversial tactics, including forcing prison inmates to wear pink underwear and…

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