I believe that very little happens in politics by accident, so I feel certain there’s a reason that Rick Perry picked this week to tell us all about that coyote he killed in February. Something like this:
WildEarth Guardians, a wildlife protection group in Denver, offered to pay for a class in assertiveness training for Perry because of his “slaying of a song dog.” The group also offered the governor an alternative to the pistol.
“With all due respect to his manhood, 90-pound women in tennis shoes effectively scare 30-pound coyotes away with a sharp shout,” said group spokeswoman Wendy Keefover-Ring in a news release. “We’re sending Governor Perry a plastic whistle so he can leave his gun at home.”
[Perry spokesman Mark] Miner responded, “With a name like that (WildEarth Guardians) we’re pleased that they’re against us.”
Am I the only one who thinks that Rick Perry would like nothing more than to get into a high profile fight with a bunch of out of state environmentalists? Talk about your red meat. Perry’s already touting his varmint-vanquishing abilities in Google ads, and being lauded for his valor by Sarah Palin. I guess the only thing that should surprise me about this is that it took him so long. BOR has more.