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Posted by on Sep 3, 2011 in Media, Politics | 6 comments

Perry, Palin Disaster Advisories

As Nature calms down, Americans face a weekend of man- and woman-made devastation as Rick Perry and Sarah Palin cloud up on the political landscape.

The “Going Rogue” short-term governor will be pouring “a full-throated defense of the Tea Party” over Iowa today while critics start to take a closer look at the Texas cyclone’s proposal to dismantle government before his first GOP debate appearance next week.

In a book last year titled “Fed Up,” Perry sounded his manifesto: “It is not enough to be fed up. We must act.”

Among the American institutions he finds hard to swallow is Social Security, “something we have been forced to accept for more than 70 years now,” one of the New Deal social programs that “never died, and like a bad disease, they have spread.”

In the GOP alternate universe, will other contenders even politely question the Governor’s Nutsy Fagan version of history or ignore those rants and spend their time piling on Barack Obama?

Will Mitt Romney, whose lead has evaporated in the Perry sandstorm, take him on or leave it to Jon Huntsman, who has nothing to lose, to sound the only voice of sanity?