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Go For The Fundraiser, Perry

Posted on | August 20, 2014 | 12 Comments

by Smitty

Rothman needs to think outside the media bag of tricks:

[Reporting for a mug shot in response to the abuse of power indictment is] really bad news for those who backed Perry’s prospective 2016 presidential campaign. No matter how frivolous the charges Perry faces, and they are frivolous, few politicians can recover from having a police mugshot follow them around wherever they go. And Perry’s mugshot will do just that in 2015 and 2016.

You take that mugshot, slap it on T-shirts, and start counting the money. Surely a CPAC fashion sensation.

On the other hand, the Puffington Host seems to think that maybe Perry was kind of doing some shady things and that probably vetoing the budget for the Public Integrity Unit was sort of a about mostly getting the “good guys” off of the trail of corruption.

I guess if that held true, then intrepid investigative reporters would just expose Perry’s corruption, wouldn’t they?

I’m going to have to double down on my suggestion and recommend that Perry sport a scraggly goatee & beret for a mug shot photo on a T-shirt.


12 Responses to “Go For The Fundraiser, Perry”

  1. RS
    August 20th, 2014 @ 9:52 am

    HuffPo is full of crap. Even The Austin Statesman debunked that theory, and it’s the most liberal paper in Texas.

  2. M. Thompson
    August 20th, 2014 @ 10:10 am

    At this point, Perry hawking mugshot T-shirts would be the best thing to come out of this joke.

  3. McGehee
    August 20th, 2014 @ 11:27 am

    I’d buy one.

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 20th, 2014 @ 12:12 pm
  5. texlovera
    August 20th, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    Rick Perry is squashing these little creeps like the bugs they are…

  6. Daniel O'Brien
    August 20th, 2014 @ 12:48 pm

    Read somewhere it was suggested he wear a MADD t-shirt for his mug shot.

  7. TheOtherAndrewB
    August 20th, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    I am sure that the intrepid reporters at the Huff Po are TOTALLY sincere in their desire to root our corruption in our state capitals. That being the case, if they want to look at a governor who derailed an ethics investigation for partisan reasons, there is a gentleman named Cuomo I am sure they will want to train their sights on…

  8. Jeanette Victoria
    August 20th, 2014 @ 2:39 pm

    Tom Delays photo was better

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  10. K-Bob
    August 21st, 2014 @ 3:46 am

    Delay’s was brilliant, but Perry had to avoid the re-run. He chose wisely by making a sardonic, “come and get me” face. It’s not a smile. He did it right.

    Perry has a lot to answer for, but it appears he’s got Palin in his corner, and Smitty’s right: this particular mugshot will not work as propaganda without so much photoshopping that it’s just a cartoonish lie.

    I like the “Che” idea, though. We should find a Perry pic that fits and torture it into shape as the Next Che shirt.

  11. K-Bob
    August 21st, 2014 @ 4:05 am
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