Geographic literacy and logic become victims in Republican presidential campaign in Iowa


Rick Perry shooting at the coyote in the sky - Mad Mike's America

Rick Perry shooting at the coyote in the sky - Mad Mike's America

Sidney Crosby, Toronto Maple Leafs  - Business Insider

Sidney Crosby, Toronto Maple Leafs - Business Insider

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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.

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4 Responses to Geographic literacy and logic become victims in Republican presidential campaign in Iowa

  1. KG says:

    Maybe Perry plans to conquer and annex Canada once he’s POTUS?

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  2. mark says:

    Perry recently criticized Rick Santorum for voting for the “Bridge to nowhere”–in Arizona!

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  3. Yeah but do we really want Quebec?

    I mean you know how Republicans get about anything remotely french…

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  4. Ellie says:

    I was happy to read that Canada is no longer a foreign country, because that would mean I no longer have to pay big bucks for a passport or enhanced driver’s license to be able to cross the border (and come back again). Thanks, Mr. Perry.

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