Sure we can’t trust politicians to do what they say, but now we also can’t trust them to even say something remotely truthful. Take Rick Perry for example:
For a small-government conservative on the presidential campaign stump like Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a new federal regulation forcing farmers to get commercial drivers licenses would make a perfect example of Barack Obama’s Washington run amok.
But there is no such regulation.
During his debut in Iowa Sunday night in Waterloo, then again at on Monday at the Iowa State Fair Monday, Gov. Perry brought up the phantom “obscene, crazy” regulation in Texan terms.
“If you’re a tractor driver, if you drive your tractor across a public road, you’re gonna have to have a commercial driver’s license. Now how idiotic is that?” he thundered to the fair crowd in Des Moines, with the rejoinder, “What were they thinkin’?”
Here we go on the anti-government regulation stampede. Of course this is coming from a guy who felt it was the government’s job to force woman to get vaccines. Hypocrite much Rick?
What’s really interesting to note is that this article comes from the Wall Street Journal. Since Perry announced on Saturday, the Journal has been on a roll discrediting Perry. It looks like the most right publication around doesn’t even like slick-Rick.
Perry might be leading in the polls right now, but he really has an uphill battle. It’s going to be interesting to see where he is at come January.