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You Stay Classy: Liberals Now Peddling Gay Smear on Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Posted on | June 23, 2011 | 25 Comments

My reaction on Twitter last night was brief and blunt. It is astounding that they’d do this and I’d rather ignore it altogether, but now the desperate and ridiculous gay smear against Rick Perry has been promoted at both Politico and New York magazine.

Isn’t it interesting how so many high-minded journalists who sneered at the Anthony Weiner scandal as an absurd “distraction” from the real issues — an attitude that just coincidentally reprised Weiner’s original defense against accusations that later proved entirely true — are now willing to lend credence to mere rumors which are not only unsubstantiated but also highly implausible? There isn’t any reason at all to believe this smear, so why was it necessary to recycle it?

I’m not a particular admirer of Perry and, so far as talk of his entering the GOP 2012 field is concerned, my gut hunch is that voters probably won’t be eager next year to put another Republican governor Texas in the White House. Been there, done that, OK?

Yet we see that as soon as talk of a Perry ’12 presidential campaign got reasonably serious, the liberal media went hunting for the very lowest dirt peddled by left-wing bloggers in Texas.

Once again it is demonstrated that, if it weren’t for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.

Ace of Spades delivers a freakin’ dissertation on what vile scum Texas liberals are, and gets a knowing “yup” from Bryan Preston, who spent two years as New Media director for the Texas GOP.


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