The most important office for the GOP in 2014 is the governor of Texas. Once Texas goes "blue" the extreme part of the GOP is finished. Perry sees this, and growing women's power, plus changing demographics. From his point of view, it is time to quit while ahead. Texas is in transition.
July 9, 2013
Rick Perry: “Time to Pass Mantle to New Generation of Boneheads”
Posted by Andy Borowitz
SAN ANTONIO (The Borowitz Report)—Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced yesterday that he would not seek reëlection, telling supporters, “The time has come to pass the mantle of leadership to a new generation of boneheads.”
“I’ve had a good run,” he said. “But after twelve years, someone else who isn’t playing with a full deck should take a turn at the wheel.”
Reflecting on his twelve years as governor, Mr. Perry said that he had “no regrets” except for being incoherent the entire time.
Before leaving office, Gov. Perry said that he would propose three signature bills “just to let future Texans know how Rick Perry marked his territory.”
The first bill would require all voters in the state to have an I.D. with a photo of a white person; the second would force anyone filibustering an anti-abortion bill to ride a mechanical bull; and the third he could not
It looks like Perry is joining the likes of McCain, Christie and Hagel, and getting loose from the extreme religious right as much as he can. There is no future fighting smart, pretty woman who happen to know what they are talking about.