What Would You Pay To See Perry Debate Pelosi?

In one corner, you have the former Speaker of the House and current House Minority Leader, a woman with over 20 years of congressional experience in committee debates and speaking on the floor.

In the other corner, a man who’s latest debate contained a full minute of trying to remember his own talking points.

But Texas Governor Rick Perry isn’t one to be daunted by his own repeated debate failures.á Instead, he’s deciding to shift his focus from debating his fellow GOP presidential competition, and trying out someone on the other side of the aisle instead.á His target?á Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

In some ways, the choice of pushing Pelosi for a debate makes sense.á Perry is unlikely at this rate to get the Republican party nomination unless he does something drastic.á Trying to challenge Obama to a debate is too obvious.á Challenging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wouldn’t get many the same amount of attention.á Debating his own party on his “government overhaul” plan would do little good, since they would all agree with him. Challenging Pelosi, on the other hand, means he’s pretending to take on that great Republican boogeyman, the “Princess Nancy.”

Still, it’s a little confusing why he’s approaching Pelosi, instead of say, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, who was the one who publicly called the proposal ridiculous.

Unless, of course, he was afraid Hoyer would take him up on it.

Because, just as Perry planned, Pelosi has turned Perry’s request down, with a little jab thrown in, as well.

So, Perry wins the debate the one way he could be sure he would win — by pretending he wanted to have one and then not actually having to follow through with an actual debate.á Because Perry’s best debates are the ones he doesn’t have to speak during.

It’s a shame.á If they had sold tickets I bet that would have paid off the national debt.



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Virginia B.
Virginia B5 years ago

Cathleen S. What possible credentials give YOU the right to call a Harvard Law School graduate an "imbecile"?? Clearly you haven't the foggiest notion of the fierce competition applicants must go through to be accepted there! And if you dare mention quotas, you'll only show your unpardonable racism (which is lurking behind all your comments in this posting).
Of course presidents read from tele-prompters! Do you think they have the time to sit down and memorize their speeches?? Ignorance and complete naiveté obfuscates your comments like a thick black fog

Dan C.
Dan Cas5 years ago

I said I would pay to watch and I would, but a part of me would feel bad to see such a mentally challenged guy take on this lady! I love the idea that she would wipe the floor from one end of the hall to the other and he would still be the one saying "OOPS!"

Gayle R.
Gayle R5 years ago

I hate watching debates, all the hot air makes me dizzy. But I would make certain my DISH bill was paid for that debate so I could see Rep. Pelosi wipe the floor with Gov. Hair.

sherry l.
sherry luciano6 years ago

I can't believe with all the republicans in this country.That they can't come up with someone who has a brain who can think and talk at the same time and doesn't use any talking points.

Jim Gayden
Jim Gayden6 years ago

What would I pay to see this debate? Nothing! I would rather pay to not ever have to listen to politician lies, slander of each other, and sellout to the whole human race!

Dan C.
Dan Cas6 years ago

Sheri S., I would beg to disagree, this is one tough cookie (not princess! ;-). She is smart and not afraid to use it. Compare that with "Oops" indeed. The value would be to once again show the best that money can buy "Parry" and someone who actually has the proven ability to run the government (Lilly Ledbetter - Fair Pay Act?)

Bruce S.
Bruce S6 years ago


Bruce S.
Bruce S6 years ago

It would be an interesting debate. In one corner, you have the former Speaker of the House and current House Minority Leader, a woman with over 20 years of congressional experience of QUASI INSIDER TRADING AND BECOMING EVEN RICHER.

And in the other corner, you have a Governor of a state with over 1 million children with no medical insurance, but just can't remember it.

Will Rogers
Will Rogers6 years ago

I'd pay no more than 4 cents. Politicians are always talking crap. They're so desperate to be our rulers that they say exactly what they need to get elected, and we stupidly listen to them lie to us over and over. And we vote them in and they don't do anything for us. They break every promise and avoid every question and they legally steal. They are not very clever, but they are more clever than the people who vote for them, but if I had a choice to either vote for someone to rule me or not, I would choose, no rulers. Let me rule myself. But this pernicious meme prevails and we think we need rulers and church leaders, kind of like spiritual and moral caretakers of non existent houses. I for one will not be happy until I see a computer take a politicians job, where we vote on every decision using phone voting, lottery machines, the Internet etc. where we vote for policies, not for people.

Maitreya L6 years ago

I'd like to see any high level politicians have a real debate, all the canned, preplanned debates that mostly avoid any real issues are getting old. I'd like to see some politicians in a real "anything goes" debate.