Thursday, October 28, 2010

Help Me Help You

I am an important man.

Scoff if you will, but obviously it is true.

Otherwise why would the staff of Rick Perry, the governor of this, the greatest state in the union work so hard to garner both my vote and my pledged support.

If you missed my post about Slick Rick and his reelection bid to once again lead the great state of Texas then by all means click here to catch up before proceeding.

Some of you overachievers might have actually clicked but I'm betting most of you did not. So long story short. i am not a Rick "The Hair" Perry fan. I said so once in a post and then shortly thereafter received an email from one of his campaign directors labeling herself as a big fan of my blog. She described me as an important and outspoken voice of Texas and urged me to vote and pledge my undying love for the hair spray manufacturer's of the world favorite politician.

So being the smart ass I am I penned a letter saying that while I have never been a Perry supporter I could be bought and if a book deal suddenly appeared out of thin air, even one from a  publishing company owned by a Rick Perry supporter I might change my mind. I signed that post ... Travis "Itchy Back" Erwin.

Needless to say, I wasn't surprised when the Perry campaign team did not respond.

And  then today I get a new little message int eh old inbox. From the same woman who claimed to be a big fan of my blog. An invite to attend a local soiree with none other than the Governor himself. A grassroots event they describe as an event where I can ...

"... learn how to help Governor Perry stand strong for Texas values."

A meet and greet session with an opportunity to shake hands and speak with the best man to lead our great state. The only man that shares my ideals and beliefs.

Their words, not mine

Sadly, I have to work during the time frame they gave me. I could take annual leave but despite the chance to have even more fun here at the blog I do believe I will forgo this "opportunity" and save my vacation time for things other things.

Unless of course the aforementioned publisher sends me a personal invite.

Actually I fear the whole invite may be a setup. Perhaps I would show only to discover to former UT offensive lineman looking not only to change my political thinking but also to reprimand me for the derogatory comments about the Longhorn football program.

And despite my take on Mr. Perry and gubernatorial abilities, I am in no way endorsing the other major contestant for the race, former Houston Mayor Bill White.

Though in the sense of fair play let me publicly state, Mr White, if you happen to be tight with any book publishers interested in a memoir about a boy coming-of-age while working at a dusty Texas feedstore for the world's most morally bankrupt boss .. then by all means I'm all ears.

Wherever you may be ... and whatever candidate you happen to support ... do not forget to get out and vote next Tuesday.


Monnik said...

I'm looking forward to an end to the political mud-slinging campaign ads.

Unknown said...

Very entertaining.

Old Kitty said...

I wonder how many people emailed would actually take the offer and turn up to shake this man's hand?!!? LOL!! Give that woman A++ for trying! :-)

But seriously - vote people vote!!
:-) Let democracy be the biggest winner.

Take care

Triplezmom said...

It's totally selfish of me to wish you were going, isn't it? I mean, as long as it wasn't a set-up but an opportunity for you to make fun of the Perry political machine. Of course.

McKoala said...

I'm truly honoured to be acquainted with someone So Important.

But, of course, we knew that already...

pattinase (abbott) said...

I am sick with the thoughts of Tuesday.

Dizzy Ms. Lizzy said...

I cannot wait to vote next Tuesday! I cannot wait for all the nasty political ads to end!

It's amazing - - I live in a mid-size city, with no spectacular things going on to get any attention....except for one of our LOCAL races, which has gotten SO dirty and SO nasty that is has garnered National attention! I saw coverage on the race on NBC Nightly News, and the Today Show. Now THAT is really, really sad.....I wish it were something GOOD that put Decatur on the map. *sigh*

Cloudia said...

yeah vote!

Aloha from Honolulu

Comfort Spiral


the walking man said...

Glad you realize it was a set up for Rick to have his goons kick your ass. That does seem to be all the rage this week. 5 known of so far.

Leah J. Utas said...

Best of luck on Tuesday. I know that in your own way you'll be kicking some ass at the ballot box.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'd be worried it might be a 'sting' operation.

Junosmom said...

Will you remember us when you are famous?