At a time when generic Kool-Aid and syrup sandwiches are reaching all-time-high levels of popularity, does anyone want to hear jokes about the state of the economy?
I would think not, which is why Governor Rick Perry might want to kiss a roll of duct tape if plans to make his bid for re-election successful.
While speaking to a business-group luncheon (re: other rich folk) in Houston last Thursday, Gov. Perry shared a story about how someone put out a report that claimed Texas would be the first state to emerge from the recession. That’s when he decided he was Jeff Foxworthy and proceeded to crack a joke.
Are you laughing? If so, you must be another detached member of the upper crust of society. Good for you. Now have a cookie and sit your wealthy self down while the rest of us go and try to make the rent.
Or better yet, have your servant bring you a Fig Newton.
This is reason No. 713 for why Perry’s poll numbers are lower than me at the club.
I’m sure both Perry’s primary challenger – Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson – and whatever Democratic gubernatorial nominee that awaits the Republican nominee appreciated his impersonation of someone with actual comedic talent.