Rick Perry often comes off as a bumbling, pissed off version of George Bush in debates, but in this speech he seems to be speaking with the insight and wisdom gained only from being stoned, or perhaps, tipsy.
Mugging for the crowd, giggling like a schoolgirl, and occasionally lisping or yelling out at the audience, the speech was, if nothing else, entertaining. But possibly not for the reasons the campaign might have hoped that it would be entertaining. It reeks of someone under the influence of the effects of substance abuse.
Perry spokesperson Mark Miner said the Governor was filled with passion about the issues. I wonder if that “passion” came on the rocks, or from a few too many bong hits?