I have it on good authority that Rick Perry will not be taking the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) Exit Level test for juniors this spring. He’s probably not ready for it, according to this report in the New York Times. It may be that no Republican in Iowa is ready for it, either.
Energy: The audiences at Mr. Perry’s events seemed somewhat unmoved by parts of his speech that talked about job creation. But when it came to energy and oil, they perked up.
“Every barrel of oil that comes out of those sands in Canada is a barrel of oil that we don’t have to buy from a foreign source,” Mr. Perry said in Clarinda, earning a loud round of enthusiastic applause.
Later, the audience reacted again to Mr. Perry’s assertion that buying so much energy from foreign countries is “not good policy, it’s not good politics and frankly it’s un-American.”
I wonder if it’s un-Canadian.
- Blog at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, “Does Rick Perry plan to annex Canada?”
- Daily Kos wonders: “I can’t imagine why Republicans aren’t rallying around this guy. He’s perfect for them.”
- Mad Mike apologizes to Canada for Rick Perry
- Addicting Info
- Jeff Weintraub worries that Perry may be making Ron Paul into a prophet