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Bad Memory

Gov. Rick Perry shows once again that he has a bad memory.

You’ve probably heard that a man (who had a knife) jumped the White House fence and made it into the executive mansion before he was tackled by the Secret Service.

So of course, do Republican express concern for our president?

Not Rick Perry. On Tuesday on MSNBC he bragged “Let me tell you – Texas governor’s [security] detail, do not try to run through the governor’s mansion.” He added that if you do try that “You will meet justice.”

I guess he forgot that in 2008 (yes, when Perry was governor), an arsonist succeeded in partially destroying the Texas governor’s mansion. Not only that, but they never caught the person who did it.

Mario Piperni
© Mario Piperni

[hat tip to Juanita Jean]


One Comment

  1. Jon wrote:

    To which should be added that, also according to Wikipedia, “In May 2009, $22 million was allocated to the restoration of the Governor’s Mansion, $11 million of which came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,” the economic stimulus package enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009 and signed into law on February 17, 2009, by President Barack Obama.

    In other words, “Thank you, President Obama and the 111th Congress, for paying half of the cost to restore my state’s mansion. Love, Rick Perry”

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