August 24, 2011
He Is the Very Model of a Modern Texan President…

Here’s an excerpt (via Jay Bookman), but watch the video for the full intellectual experience. That Rick Perry will probably be the GOP’s White Hope in 2012 would be hard to believe — if we hadn’t just lived through eight years of George W. Bush.

SMITH: Governor, why does Texas continue with abstinence education programs when they don’t seem to be working? In fact, I think we have the third highest teen pregnancy rate in the country.

PERRY: “Abstinence … works.”

(audience laughter)

SMITH: “But we have the third highest teen pregnancy rate among all states in the country. The questioner’s point is, it doesn’t seem to be working — abstinence education.”

PERRY: “It, it, it works. Maybe it’s the way it’s being taught, or the way it’s being applied out there, but the fact of the matter is it is the best form of — uh — to teach our children.”

SMITH: “Can you give a statistic telling me that it works?”

PERRY: “I’m just going to tell you from my own personal life, abstinence works …”


Posted by Jerome Doolittle at August 24, 2011 05:49 PM
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Vasectomy works too, as you posted earlier. Maybe that’s why this moran had his father in law do one on him.


Posted by: Lou Garou on August 24, 2011 6:04 PM

Masturbation works, too. So does oral sex.

Posted by: Aitch Jay on August 24, 2011 6:43 PM

What about consenting animals?

Posted by: PSymbol on August 24, 2011 11:13 PM

If his own personal experience is that abstinence works, one wonders why he deemed it necessary to have a vasectomy.

Posted by: John Anthony Curran on August 24, 2011 11:19 PM

Interesting thought, though. Abstinence, if wrongly applied, can lead to pregnancy. Deeply philosophical.

Posted by: Peter on August 25, 2011 9:40 AM

He's right about abstinence, it does work. I never once got a woman pregnant while abstaining. Oh, wait. I guess there was that time in the sperm bank...

Posted by: Aitch Jay on August 25, 2011 9:48 AM
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