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And while we are picking on the poor Texas Governor, yesterday Rick Perry spoke on the “Stand with Scouts Sunday” program by the anti-gay Family Research Council. Perry applauded the Boy Scouts for taking a “principled stand” against gay membership and leadership, and called the gay rights movement a passing “flavor of the month” fad.

But here’s the really ironic part. He compared the Scouts’ stand against gay rights to Sam Houston’s stand against slavery and against Texas joining the Confederacy, a stand which cost Houston the governorship. “That’s the type of principled leadership, that’s the type of courage that I hope people across this country on this issue of Scouts and keeping the Boy Scouts the kind of organization that it is today.”

The video is even more bizarre:

Tina Fey did an amazing caricature of Sarah Palin, but Perry seems to be cutting out the middleman and doing an outstanding caricature of himself.


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  1. Dan wrote:

    Be still my heart, perhaps history will repeat itself.

    Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

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