Rick "The Needle" Perry has told the country he will tell the country this coming Saturday whether he intends to bless the country by running for President of the United States of America. Color me surprised.
I doubt very few of you remember, but I predicted back in May that he was going to run. I'm not talking last May. I'm talking 16 May of 2010.
I've pretty much kept my political thoughts to myself on this blog. I don't want to contaminate my basic message about our problem of wrongful convictions by dividing my readership along political lines. Given that caution, I guess I have no justification for now expressing a political opinion, especially one that might irritate readers from both sides of the political spectrum. Nonetheless, Rick Perry's impending announcement that God has called on him to run and save us all has pushed me to the brink.
So here goes. My first political statement of this blog.
If the presidential election comes down to a choice of Rick Perry or Barack Obama, I would be unable to vote for either of them. There will certainly be a number of lesser-knowns on the ballot, and I would vote for any of them in a heart beat. If there is a libertarian candidate on the ballot, I would vote for that candidate.
Financially, we cannot afford another four years of Barack Obama. (We can't even afford the last three.) Socially, we could not afford four years of Rick "The Needle" Perry. (Cameron Todd Willingham, Frances Elaine Newton, Kia Levoy Johnson, and Lamont Reese couldn't even afford The Needle's two terms as governor.)
This blog post is, as they call it in our justice system, a statement against interest. Not only do I risk alienating my readership, I could be butching my big chance to become a despised millionaire jet owner. If Rick Perry were to get the Republican nomination, the Obama campaign would absolutely spend a good portion of its projected billion dollar war chest to dig up dirt on Rick The Needle.
That kind of money can buy a lot of copies of The Skeptical Juror and The Trial of Cameron Todd Willingham and Inferno. I would be pleased to offer a special group discount.
Let's see what Rick thinks of that possibility.
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