When last we saw Rick Perry, he was doing his impression of what it would be like if Lindsay Lohan were a presidential candidate.
The Texas governor continues his parade of embarrassments but on a smaller stage now. His latest: expressing his belief that keeping gays out of the Boy Scouts is equivalent to fighting slavery. Because protecting bigotry is so much like freedom.
Speaking at a pro-Scouting event organized by the right-wing Family Research Council, Perry called on the Scouts to resist become “more like pop culture” and to show the same “type of principled leadership … the type of courage” that 19th-century Texas governor Sam Houston displayed when he opposed slavery and lost his governorship as a result.
One problem there, Rick. Houston did not oppose slavery. He was, in fact, a slave owner. He did oppose secession, if that’s any consolation.
See Rick covering himself in his usual glory, thanks to Right Wing Watch.