Rick Perry on Washington: ‘A seedy place’

Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at a "Politics and Eggs" breakfast in Bedford, New Hampshire. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

Washington, current GOP Presidential frontrunner Rick Perry says, is a “seedy place” and needs his “plain speaking” style to clean things up.

That’s what the Texas governor told radio host Laura Ingraham Friday.

“Look, I am not an establishment figure — never have been and frankly I don’t want to be. I dislike Washington. I think it’s a seedy place.”

Perry’s shoot from the lip style has generated headlines and brought criticism from the political establishment.

Perry now holds a double-digit lead in polls over former Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney and drove Iowa straw poll winner Michele Bachmann out of public view when he announced his campaign for President and began issue verbal blasts at President Barack Obama, his GOP opponents and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Of Bernanke, Perry said: “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa but we — we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas.”

Some saw Perry’s words as a threat to Bernanke and called on Perry to renounce his statements.

He refused.

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8 Responses to "Rick Perry on Washington: ‘A seedy place’"

  1. Sandune  August 26, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Rick Perry is no Teddy Roosevelt. But if only 25% of the GOP is backing him for President, he could take the gold ring. He is the personification of many Ministers who dance and sing all over the television channels. This is what Americans want.

    He poses with one leg on a hay bale and it offends me. In all the years I’ve seen Reagan in the position of candidate, he never would pose like this. Reagan never entered the Oval Office without his suit and tie in place.

    My God, will we elect a television President who looks the part when he most certainly does not look the part but is simply a cheap imitation? Not even Chuck Heston strutted like Perry.

  2. Danny Adams  August 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    So the fellow who says that Washington is a seedy place and claimed “we’re kind of thinking about (secession) again” now wants to move to Washington and run the country. I’m sure he just wants to clean things up a bit.

  3. griff  August 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Yeah right, he’s not an establishment figure! Ha.

    You’re gonna stroll into town town and clean things up, are you Ricky?

    Pardon me while my lunch makes its violent way back from whence it came.

  4. rick  August 26, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Well….at least he got something right.

  5. Carl Nemo  August 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    If I recall correctly, G.W. Bush didn’t think much of D.C. either and stayed away as much as possible rootin’ out armadillos with his dog “Barney” on his Crawford ‘ranch’ while “We the People” suffered eight years of Bush/Cheney squandery on military adventurism that’s still in progress. So if Perry ascribes to the same mindset, then he should bring us WWIII while he’s back in Texas rootin’ out wild ‘whatevers’ too…no? / : |

    Carl Nemo **==

  6. Sandune  August 28, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Carl, you are right and another Bush would be a disaster. But remember, that is what the GOP wants. Perry has a personal telephone to God and that is what Americans seem to want. I want someone who can channel Franklin and Teddy Roosevelt.

  7. griff  August 28, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    An interesting article on Rick Perry by William Grigg…

    Ricky the Rent Boy

  8. Guy Carter  August 29, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Only one of your contenders will clean up and streamline Washington- Ron Paul.

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