Off the Kuff Rotating Header Image

Rick Perry still toadying for Trump

Dude must really need a job.

Corndogs make bad news go down easier

Corndogs are always in demand

Former Gov. Rick Perry says he is open to serving in the administration of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, his former rival in the race for the White House.

“They know that I will come and help if the role is something I’m passionate about, that I’m knowledgeable about,” Perry told reporters Monday morning after addressing Texas delegates here at the Republican National Convention.

Perry, an Air Force veteran, went on to acknowledge that he is “pretty limited” in the expertise he believes he could lend.

“The place that I’m passionate about is our veterans and our military, so somewhere in that area is where I would be” helpful, he said.


On Monday morning, Perry told reporters that he made clear to the Trump campaign that he was not vice presidential material.

“I told them, ‘Listen, I’m not your guy to be vice president because I don’t know the Washington inside legislative game,'” Perry said.

See here for some background. Just curious here, but did anyone other than Rick Perry ever mention Rick Perry as a potential VP candidate? One also wonders if Perry is aware of how Trump treats the people who align with him, and if he considers it a bug or a feature. (Not to mention if Perry is aware of what his own website says about Trump, which strikes me as the equivalent of posting one’s Spring Break pictures to Facebook while interviewing for an accounting job.) But look, I blame this on the failure of the wingnut gravy train to find a nice little sinecure for Rick Perry. Surely he deserves better than this after all his years of loyal service to the cause.

Related Posts:


  1. matx says:

    Really, a man who ran twice for POTUS “went on to acknowledge that he is “pretty limited” in the expertise he believes he could lend” to a Trump presidential administration? If he doesn’t think he has the ability and knowledge to *help* in an administration, how did he think he could run the whole thing?

  2. Burt Levine says:

    He was Texas Agriculture Commissioner, has a degree in animal husbandry and a family history in farming and ranching. Wouldn’t US Ag Sec be the job for him?.

  3. Neither Here Nor There says:

    Perry has always been supported by government, he is what he claims to dislike. He is looking for government handouts at a much higher scale then the children who may need the help.

  4. Bill Daniels says:

    It seems Rick Perry’s real strength is in giving taxpayer money to private businesses that donate to his campaign. (Texas Enterprise Fund, anyone?) Thus, I propose that Perry start the “Perry Global Initiative Fund” and then dole out federal taxpayer money to businesses that donate to his fund. He ought to be really good at that job. Hey, maybe the Solyndra players will come out of bankruptcy to get some of that taxpayer cash one more time.

    Trump would be well served not having anything to do with “Crony Capitalist” Perry.