Speaking of things that aren’t Obama’s fault, Texas governor Rick Perry (who is making noises about running for president) criticized President Obama for canceling the Space Shuttle Program (which will cost jobs at the Johnson Space Center in Houston).
There’s just one problem — it was Bush who cancelled the Space Shuttle. In fact, Obama extended the shuttle program by adding in two additional flights. Perry’s position also contradicts his frequent calls to reduce federal spending.
This isn’t the first time Perry has ignored reality. In a television interview Perry repeatedly claimed that abstinence-only sex education works to reduce teen pregnancy, calling it the “best form” to teach children, when in fact the exact opposite is true. Indeed, since switching to abstinence-only education in Texas schools, the teen pregnancy rate in Texas shot up to where it is now the highest in the nation. Even worse, the repeat teen pregnancy rate went up to the highest in the nation as well.
Perry also denies global warming, saying the leading source of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is the mouth of Al Gore.