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No offense to Herman Cain, but it looked like Mitt Romney and Rick Perry were the only two serious candidates for president at last night's Republican debate.

At least from the way they treated one another.

Perry, the Texas governor, has fallen in the polls of late with Cain emerging as a more conservative alternative Romney, the former Massachusetts governor.

But while Cain still got plenty of attention Tuesday in Las Vegas, exchanges between Perry and Romney over immigration and health care dominated the night.

Personal exchanges that devolved into the kind of vitriolic attacks normally reserved for a general election ... or a bar fight. Watch one "highlight" below:

Perry clearly knocked the normally unflappable Mitt off his game, but it remains to be seen whether this helps lift his own standing or lowers Romney's.

Either way, another great episode of the best reality show on TV.

Who got the best of this exchange?

 

by Free Britney at . Comments

Pam Olsen, the newly-named co-chair of Rick Perry's presidential campaign in the state of Florida, really doesn't like gay people. Nor does God, she says.

In fact, apparently all the fires, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes these days are actually God's way of punishing us for being tolerant toward gays.

Who knew, right??! You learn something every day.

You gotta love this stuff ... and really hope Larry Flynt gets his wish and unearths a Rick Perry sex scandal. We'd love to hear Pam Olsen's take on that.

Does she really believe this? Olsen seems to explicitly link natural disasters on God's judgment and gays. This puts the Perry campaign at odds with:

  • GOP rival Michele Bachmann, who believes that Hurricane Irene was God's way of saying that the government needs to rein in spending.
  • Any semblance of sanity or compassion.

by Free Britney at . Comments

If you've had a sexual encounter - gay or straight - with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Larry Flynt wants to hear from you. And will pay BIG BUCKS for proof.

Hustler's publisher is targeting the Republican Presidential candidate, offering $1 million for anyone who can show Perry having an illicit sexual liaison.

The ad, which Flynt will take out in various newspapers, asks bluntly, "Have you had a gay or straight sexual encounter with Governor Rick Perry?"

Hey, you might as well not beat around the bush in this quest.

Rick Perry Picture

Rick Perry wants to be president. Larry Flynt wants to derail him/make money.

A purveyor of all things smut, Flynt is clearly not a fan of Perry, who opposes gay marriage and is regarded as devoutly conservative on social issues.

Then again, he's made similar offers in the past to people coming forward with dirt on Bill Clinton and/or members of Congress in either political party.

No word if there's a similar bounty on Perry's rival Rick Santorum, or whether it would involve a bonus if it involves "santorum" as Google defines it.

Seriously, Google Rick Santorum. Larry Flynt would be proud.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate was the first of the election cycle to feature Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who quickly made up for lost time.

Using what he himself called “provocative language,” he called Social Security a “Ponzi scheme” and “a monstrous lie,” and Barack Obama an “abject liar.”

Perhaps most notably, though, Perry scored enthusiastic applause when it was noted that the state he governs has executed over 200 people under his watch - and more applause when he said he has no regrets. Watch:

Was that really worthy of applause? Even if you support the idea of capital punishment, it's still the worst-case scenario in which the government kills a human being. Justifiable? Perhaps. But something to stand up and cheer for?

That's the kind of night it was, though.

Perry also defended his denial of climate change, saying “The science is not settled about this ... Galileo got out-voted for a spell.” Well, there you have it.

Who would you vote for in a GOP primary?

 

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