Yeah, it was a trap.
Governor and new Presidential candidate Rick Perry (R, TX), on his priority levels:
…if I hurt the president’s feelings, well, with all due respect, I love my country and I love future generations more than I care about his feelings.
To give the context: the White House has been taking the opportunity offered by Perry’s entrance to the race to take slaps at the candidate. As Glenn Reynolds noted at the time, this was not a particularly smart strategy… which is something that I’ve come to agree with, and I’ll tell you why. (more…)