More than a quarter of all Texans have no health insurance whatsoever. During his first presidential debate Perry blamed that fact — as he has in the past back home — on Washington. (“Well, bottom line is that we would not have that many people uninsured in the state of Texas if you didn’t have the federal government.”)
–Gail Collins, Rick Perry, Uber Texan, NY Times
Galileo believed the sun revolved around the earth and rejected climate change, if you can believe Rick Perry. And just like Rick Perry, Galileo was persecuted for his beliefs, right?
Now Gail Collins reveals the dastardly plot by the federal government to deny health insurance to all those poor Texans earning minimum wage as cooks, dishwashers, and fast food servers. You see, if there were no federal government, the nice employers and insurance companies would be flocking to provide this service for every single person in Texas. You can bet your bottom dollar on it, baby.
Rumor has it that Seal Team 6 has recruited Perry to be an honorary member. Now that they got Osama bin Laden, Perry’s gonna help them on their next assignment: to stop those Ay-rabs from taking over the guvmint and imposin’ Sharia on all us good Christian folk. What’s that? I’m not one of those good Christian folk? I guess I better watch my step. I’m just not Perry’s kind of American. Less’n course I come to Jesus. Then I too can be a good ol’ boy like Rick.