Thursday, September 08, 2011

All You Really Need to Know About GOP Culture

[Moderator BRIAN] WILLIAMS: Governor Perry, a question about Texas. Your state has executed 234 death row inmates, more than any other governor in modern times. Have you…


It was probably the largest applause of the night, swelling in the Regan Library’s now-familiar pavilion featuring the Gipper’s Air Force One.


Perhaps the greatest applause of the evening was when a question to Perry began by noting that he’d presided over 234 executions (the question was whether he ever had difficulty sleeping because he might have executed an innocent person) (No, he never has); the follow-up asked about that reaction [of applause]. Perry said it was because “Americans understand justice.”


I think that in these desperate economic times, to pacify the people’s desire for retribution and blood (not necessarily from a responsible source, of course), we should recreate the old Roman Coliseum and have our prisoners (of whom we have a large and steady supply) do battle. We could put it in Las Vegas. I know there have been plenty of “sci-fi” movies utilizing that theme, and I think they’re on to something. We could even fly in some of the Gitmo prisoners that we really don’t have any charges against but can’t turn them loose at this late date. People would love to see a match-up between our criminals and those foreigners. Proceeds go to balance the budget. We’d have a surplus in no time.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.


  1. And another "reality" tv show. I'm surprised one of those presidential candidates hasn't come up with the reality show idea to follow them on their campaign.


  2. oh, yeah. the tv show. pay-per-view.

    as for the campaigns - that's what i thought the busloads of "journalists" were invited for.


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