Rick Perry Drops Out – Romney Heads to the Cayman Islands!
Tea party savior of last week Rick Perry is dropping out of the Republican primary race after being ignored in New Hampshire (and most other places). His departure won’t change much as the three individual people who would have voted for him in South Carolina will probably split their votes between the other tea party flavors left unlicked.
But his departure does demonstrate one thing that is incredibly important – the tea party begged him to jump into the race because they thought everyone else was woefully insufficient. That didn’t stop them for raising those same others up on a pedestal in succession, the pedestal from which they fell face first into the mud once people started paying attention to what they had to say. Think Yertle the Turtle and you get the idea. Spaalaaaat.
This is who the tea party picks – Michele Bachmann (out), Donald Trump (not ever in, but the tea party begged the tycoon buffoon to run), Herman Cain (out and hiding from several women, think The Eagles), and, well, you get it. Throw in Sarah Palin and you have some of the most unaccomplished “leaders” in America.
Which gets us to Mitt Romney. PGH will have more on him later, but the latest news from Mr. $374,000 is “not very much” for speaking fees (plus millions of dollars in other income taxed at only 15%) is that he’s a poster child for how the super-rich get to hide much of their income from US taxation by popping it off to a beach resort in the Cayman Islands.
Oh, and he actually pulled back his hand that he had outstretched to the person speaking to him when he found out the person was “undocumented.” Ooh, cooties.
More to come.