Tag Archives: Rick Perry

Our Rick Perry Anti-Redemption Edition

As you splendid readers might – or more likely might not – remember, the hardworking staff recently noted The Weekly Standard’s rehab job on lame duck Gov. Rick Perry (R-Oops), who once again has presidential ambitions. (Far more convincing – … Continue reading

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The Weekly Standard, Redemption Issue (Rick Perry/Edwin Edwards Edition)

From our Late to the Comeback Party desk Last week’s issue of The Weekly Standard featured a pair of Act Two political characters - one failed, one jailed -  auditioning for the 2014 Comeback Kid designation. Start with Fred Barnes’s take on … Continue reading

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When A Nation Forgets Its Own Idioms . . .

. . . it looks sort of idiotic. The hardworking staff can’t help but notice that what once were familiar American phrases have become, well, unfamiliar. Some recent examples: • Democratic strategist on CNN describing Mitt Romney’s Latino problem thanks … Continue reading

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Our First Quadrennial Hawkie Awards

The hardworking staff is pleased to announce Campaign Outsider’s Hawkie Awards, a quadrennial exercise in highlighting the most ridiculous aspects of the Iowa caucuses, outside of the fact that they have any impact at all. Regardless, nunc est bibendum: I’ll … Continue reading

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What Dogs Hear In The GOP Presidential Primary

Blah blah blah blah Mitt Romney is not good enough blah blah blah blah Mitt Romney is Mr. Good Enough blah blah blah blah Newt Gingrich is dead blah blah blah blah Newt Gingrich is still alive blah blah blah … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Iowa Ad-O-Rama Edition)

And the hit jobs just keep on comin’ in the Hawkeye State’s GOP presidential slapfight. • Rick Perry goes cartoon in his latest Iowa TV spot.   Got that? “The fox guarding the henhouse is like asking a Congressman to … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Whac-’Em-All Edition)

Next week’s Iowa caucuses have turned into a daily double: Mitt Romney v. Ron Paul for win and place, everyone else for show. Cue Rick Perry’s latest ad, which touts the Texas governor as the Congress-free hoss in the race. … Continue reading

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GOP Social Studies

It’s not that retail politics is for losers in the Republican presidential primary race, but the candidates stumping hardest in Iowa and New Hampshire – Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry – are generally polling lowest. (Exception that … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Family Size Edition)

‘Tis the season to cram family members into GOP presidential primary ads. Start with Ann Romney vouching for her husband’s “Character.”   Partial transcript: You can never predict what kind of tough decisions are going to come in front of … Continue reading

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Boston Herald Turns George Will Into A Shill

Inside-baseball-loving columnist George Will has a problem: His wife, Mari Will, is an adviser to GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry. That doesn’t prevent Will from writing about the GOP presidential primary, but it does require him to disclose his spousal conflict … Continue reading

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