Rick Perry is facing a swift backlash for this ad calling out the Obama administration for its repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (the Clinton-era military policy that barred gay and lesbian soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from serving openly).
Well, the quickness and wit of the Internets never ceases to amaze me. My friend Charlie shared this photo on Facebook showing Perry being photobombed (there’s actually a debate going on around here if it’s still a photobomb if it’s been Photoshopped, but I’m going to say yes) by Tinky Winky the Teletubby (you know, the one Jerry Falwell so infamously called a “gay role model” in 1999). The visual is hilarious and most definitely my favorite thing ever in the history of ever, today.
In other Rick Perry news, his campaign has officially said no to the Trump debate. His communications director put out the following statement:
Governor Perry has talked to Donald Trump in recent days and respects him and the folks at NewsMax very much. There two debates in the next 7 days.
Traditional retail campaigning in the days and weeks leading up to the Iowa caucus is the Perry campaign’s top priority. In the coming weeks, Gov. Perry will be in Iowa almost continually, meeting with real voters, doing town hall meetings and events and talking American jobs, faith and overhauling Washington, DC to Iowa voters.
So we have respectfully declined the invitation for the December 27th debate.
Ray Sullivan, Communications Director - RickPerry.org, Inc.