What's Up This Month:
Men's Fitness and Health:
Waist-to-Hip The New Number That Counts

Tiger Tops World's Richest Athletes-Earns $112
What Does George Bush make? Read What
Obama, Clinton, McCain and other politicians rake
Foods That Strengthen Erectile Performance
Exercises That Improve Erectile Function
Six Pack Abs The Work-outs That Work
What Is Normal Height for a Man?
Coming Next Week: 10 Most Powerful Men Under
Fitness, Sports, Money-Nuff Said
I Easy as  Taking Candy From a
How Much Do Politicians
Rake In  

Governor Rick Perry--Winging It to

November 10, 2011
By Michael P. Delhomme, Contributing Columnist
Related Links
Romney or Gingrich-Which Candidate Is Backed By Men?
Newt Gingrich -Shades of Reagan or Nixon?
Obama's Net Worth -2011 Updates
Obama's Net Worth -2010
Obama's Net Worth - Through December 2009
Obama's Workout-How He Stays In Shape
Hubris Syndrome-Is It Affecting Obama?

Obama's Approval Rating Plummets to 38%
Erectile Health
Laughing Improves Erectile Performance-New Study
10 Superfoods for Men's Health
Foods That Strengthen Erectile Performance
Ten Signs You Are About To Be Fired
How Much Do Politicians Make?
Snoring Linked to Stroke
Do Laptops Reduce Sperm Count?

Last night’s Republican debate in Rochester, Michigan featured
one of the worst political gaffes in history. Governor Rick Perry
of Texas, lagging in the polls and needing a strong debate
performance, advocated the elimination of three Federal
agencies to close the yawning budget gap:  Pointing with his
thumb for emphasis, the Governor triumphantly began to tick
off the list of the 3 dead-men-walking agencies:  Commerce,
Department of Education and…and….?

The audience waited as the seconds ticked by. As seconds
stretched into an agonizing pause, it became clear…no, it can’t
be...this man, now in full glare of millions of Americans
watching…had actually forgotten the name of the third agency
he wanted to eliminate.  

There he was, lost in space.  There he was, a deer in headlights.
There he was, dying on stage.  Dying in the agony of the

He was the singer who had forgotten the next line of the
National Anthem. With millions watching, no one can help.  At
that moment, a stage feels like a cold, black ocean. And you are
the unlucky sucker, abandoned, clinging to a piece of driftwood.
“EPA?”, a kind offer from his opponent Ron Paul.  Never before
had a lifeline thrown to a drowning man seemed more like an
iron anchor.   

More seconds.  The deed was done.  It was clear that Governor
Rick Perry had forgotten the third in a short list of 3 agencies.  
C’mon, 1-2-3!

“Can you remember the name of the other agency?”, one of the
reporters asked, trying to be helpful in that condescending way
that people “help” doddering elderly with failing eyesight cross
the street.

Too late. Too late seconds ago. Was it minutes ago, that I
started down this road?, Rick Perry must have wondered.  
Where did I miss the turn in the road? I thought I knew these
woods…oh well.

“No,sir, I can’t. Sorry, I can’t remember,oops”, Governor Perry
sighed, surrendering.  

And there it was.  The moment a candidate knows that he’s
been exposed as an impostor. That fear of being exposed as an
impostor is rather a healthy insecurity when you’re aspiring to
the highest office in the land.  In fact, I often wonder what
malignant ego wakes up in the morning so self-assured that
they think they were “born” to be President of the United
States. Better to be humbled to find yourself in so large a
moment.  But never, ever, having found yourself in so large a
moment, can you afford to look lost.

That was what happened to Governor Rick Perry last night. He
flung himself against a tidal wave-sized moment. The moment
won. Insufficiently humbled by the invitation of big-money
donors to run for President, he has not tried to bear down, do
his homework, grill, grill and grill some more, so as to make up
for what are his obvious shortcomings at public speaking. The
man fairly swaggers as he walks.  His natural manner of speech
can be charming.  The Governor’s nonchalance throughout this
campaign season suggests he views himself as a quarterback
who is so naturally gifted that he doesn’t need to practice hard
in the week before the big game, preferring instead to “wing

But a Presidential Primary debate is not a moment when one’s
natural confidence should inspire you to “wing it”.

Winging it.  The Presidency is just not that kind of job.

Most Viewed:  Foods That Strengthen Erectile Performance

                10 Superfoods for Men's Health

                Top 10 Tips for Prostate Health

                How Many Pull-ups Can an Average Man Do?

Now, you know half the story, enough for half an opinion. Find
out what Obama's estimated net worth will be after his first
term in office and what other world leaders make
: What
Politicians Make /Ten Signs You Are About to Be Fired / The
Sacred 90 Minutes in Obama's Day

Other Related Links
President Obama's Approval Rating Plummets to 38%
Barack Obama's Workout --How He Stays In Great Shape
Ideal Weight for Men of Different Heights
What Politicians Make (Bush, McCain, Obama, the Clintons)
Snoring Linked to Stroke
Foods That Strengthen Erectile Performance
10 Superfoods for Men
Prostate Cancer Linked to Fatty Diet
Signs of Testicular Cancer
Ten Signs You Are About to Be Fired
Male Pattern Baldness Affected by Diet
Snoring Affects Erectile Health
Home    >  General   >  Here                        

What's Up This Week:

Men's Fitness and Health
Foods That Make You Bald
Stop Snoring-Tips That Work
Waist-to-Hip The New Number That Counts
Tiger's Core Work-Out
Six Pack Abs The Work-outs That Work
Bench Press -What Can the Average Guy Press
Yoga Workout At Your Desk to Release Tension
The Add Muscle Diet
Get Lean Fast Diet for Men
Lose 10 lbs-Simple  Diet
Prostate Cancer Linked to Fatty Diet

Yoga Exercises to Strengthen Erections
Snoring -The Connection to Erectile Dysfunction
10 Tips for Better Tasting Sperm
Finding the G Spot
Normal Penis Size
Bad Bed Habits Turning Her Off?
Low Folate Harms Sperm-New Study
Soy Reduces Your Sperm Count
Foods That Help You Maintain Your Erection
Exercises That Improve Erectile Function
Men Who Prefer Masturbation
Benefits of Masturbation
How to Up Your Game With Women
Better Ejaculation-Unbottle the Flow

Members Only Area
Members Home Page
Login or Register

Premium Members
Erectile Health Diet and Meal Plan
Tiger Tops World's Richest Athletes-Earns $112
Skin, Hair, General
How to Get a Great Shave
Got Penis Shaving Bumps?--Great Home Remedies
Cash Machine or Voting Booth-- What Politicians
What Is Normal Height for a Man?
Male Baldness Affected By Diet
Home Remedies for Acne
Free Yourself--Work At Home LatestListings

Galleries of the Week-Browse

Galleries -Actresses

Jessica Alba
Eva Mendes

Galleries -Singers

Galleries Sexy Legs

Man Polls of the Month-Below

If You Had to Sleep with a Woman Other Than Your
Wife or Girlfriend, Who Would It Be?-Vote

About Us                                           

Privacy Policy              

Advertise with Us

                           (c) copyright 2008 -2011, and all prior years, and its parent network. All Rights Reserved.
Subscribe in a reader
Governor Rick Perry Has a Moment He's Rather
Rick Perry forgot the name of an
agency he wants to eliminate at
last night's debate