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Personal space bubble violation!But then, according to SOME people, any physical contact is Ron Paul's fault for not backing up.
Good for Perry.The Romulan says something he doesn't like and he confronts him.That kind of fight he'll need once the propaganda machine gets going.
Creepy v Creepier
"Dude, you're drilling my brains out!" Perry"Hey! Not so hah-arrd!". Paul
Technically they were all on the same podium. Perry moseyed over to Paul's lectern. And oh my God that's not even a grab! Perry is resting his hand on Paul's limp wrist. Like, "Hey, partner. Settle down." This faux-dramatic language is ridiculi. "The Rape of the Wrist." Durr. But I'm sure it'll give the Paulistinians something to bitch about.
Did he badger him too?
I think it's more the lecturing finger in his face than the wrist "grab".
Cookoo CooKoo CooKoo
Ron Paul should have stepped back, so as not to infringe on Perry's personal space ;)
Ew, Perry gives me the creeps. Back away from the old man, Rick. Show some respect. Any person who doesn't lose sleep over the fact that he may have executed more than one innocent person is not who I want sitting in the oval office.Creepy dude.Vicki from Pasadena
1. Unwanted touching!2. Creating an unsafe debate working environment!3. Elder abuse! (Ron Paul is 76)Sidenote: List of Republicans that would like to put Chris Matthews in a chokehold and squeeze hard and long - if they could get away with it.1. Rick Perry2. Newt Gingrich3. Rick Santorum (though he would pray for Matthews soul while choking him out)4. Michelle Bachmann5. Ron Paul6. The Goddess of the Yahoos, Her Palinesque Majesty.Too mellow to choke Matthews out even if they could. Perhaps too mellow for the Religious Right Base:1. Herman Cain2. Mitt Romney (it wouldn't look Presidential!)3. Gov Huntsman
No video?"...but[Perry] wrote a really fancy letter supporting HillaryCare," said Paul [during the debate]."hee hee
Two Texans sortin' it out the Texas way-Should probably learn to write an op-ed, or sue, or ban something, the New England liberal way
I am surprised that in reflex Paul didn't gently put his hands around Perry's throat in response to that hand in his face.
"I am surprised that in reflex Paul didn't gently put his hands around Perry's throat in response to that hand in his face."Perry parried that (chuckle) with the wrist hold.
victoria said...Ew, Perry gives me the creeps. I know. It's called manhood.
I am surprised that in reflex Paul didn't gently put his hands around Perry's throat in response to that hand in his face.That would be the most natural and appropriate thing to do.
Leaving aside the "assault" verbiage, it bothers me that Perry put his hand on him. In combination with the finger in his face, it makes Perry look a bit sketchy, like, you know, the kind of guy who'd bully an old man. He can't just keep his hands to himself?
"I am surprised that in reflex Paul didn't gently put his hands around Perry's throat in response to that hand in his face."Come on. Admit it! That would have ruled. I'm not saying put the kind of pressure that would make his eyes bulge. I don't want to hear him gasp for a breath. Just enough to feel the warmth on the sides of Ron Paul's neck. The old temperature-gauge-touch we know so well in Wisconsin.
Perry's attacking our vulnerable senior citizens! Next thing you know he'll be wheeling Krauthammer off a cliff.
If Ron Paul is not given a fair shot by the Republican Establishment this time around then I think many true conservatives will be sitting out the 2012 general elections. I know I will!
"Next thing you know he'll be wheeling Krauthammer off a cliff.":-)
The old temperature-gauge-touch we know so well in Wisconsin.Or the new Wisconsin Floor Stomp. Ryan is focused!
Ron Paul teaches young Rick Perry...
Ron Paul goes off!
"many true conservatives will be sitting out the 2012 general elections"Like they sat out for 2008. Thanks for Obama you vapors ridden "conservatives"! By letting Obama get re-elected, you are by definition not a true conservative. You're a religious devotee to ronpaulism religion.
Dr Paul's got issues but that looks like elder abuse. File on the hick Doc.
Paul should have screamed "Police, Police", just like Anne.
Paul should have screamed "Police, Police", just like Anne.Anne who?
Maybe Perry was holding Paul so Paul couldn't flee to Mexico.Someone has to act until the walls are finished.
You guys comparing this the the WI Supreme Court should notice that the analogous action would be if Perry (the aggressor like Bradley) were to now claim he was assaulted by Paul. Paul clearly slapped Perry's palm with the back of his hand. "He bitch slapped my hand!" Call the cops.
HA! HA!Drudge actually ran the picture. But without explanation.As to "wrist hold" ... let him go file a complaint!I actually thought it was the finger wave ... that was done on purpose!("Hey, camerman, follow me.")We need the 3 Stooges. And, a Noogie.
Next time, every contestant should get one of those long foam "bats."
MD 20/20, Carol, or Four Roses? wv: auntem.Man. I'm not in Kansas anymore.
I thought it was Bachmann who chocked.
the RP army now teachingthe meaning of BlowbackNeocon Rick PerryHeart of Darkness
You know it was actually funny to watch these contestants giving their opinions about science. Like they're the classified "experts." NOT
Let's say "one of them is having a presidential moment. And, one of them is NOT."Probably, as soon as the picture was taken, Ron Paul knew the visual didn't run in his favor.Everybody would see the finger wave as an aggression where Perry thought he looked better. (But he didn't look like Galileo.)Ron Paul calls attention to his wrist. Does this make Perry look like a bully?He certainly does not look like a scientist.Meanwhile, Bachmann fell out of contention.Is this good news for Sarah Palin?
Althouse you are good at taking the temperature of your bloggers and raising their blood pressure a bit-- that was a clever line and you are right the gesture would have ruled.
Ron Paul is a political quack, but all the same this is not a confidence-building moment. Perry looks arrogant and paternalistic. Who is he to get all macho and in the guy's space? He may be a frontrunner but that's all the more reason, not less, to settle himself down and not get riled by an also-ran. Who is also (for better or worse) a Congressman and an adult, who doesn't need some other dude pointing a finger in his face. Visceral intuition: don't put your damn hand on me, you old perv!
pointing to his support for Al Gore’s presidential bid in the 1980s, including twice calling the governor a “cheerleader.Reagan supported FDR and was , actually, a cheerleader
Perry kind of reminds me of LBJ in this action. LBJ would get close to his antagonist and then lean way forward so that the other guy had to lean way backwards.I wonder if Prosser started to push Bradley in the chest and at the last instant realized that he was about to cop a double judicial feel so he adjusted his hands upward. In any event, Prosser screwed up when his hands ended up around Bradley's throat.It is unusual for a GOP pol to have as much fire as Perry. If he does that to Obama, the Secret Service will probably taser Perry.
Actually, Perry comes off as a bully.And, least likely to win any Galileo prize.Perry looks petty. And, not in control of his temper. What set him off? Did the doctor call him a girl?
What's the big deal. It's the way Texans communicate. I find it refreshingly genuine.
Any person who doesn't lose sleep over the fact that he may have executed more than one innocent person is not who I want sitting in the oval office.-------Nobody's going to lose sleep over your empty conjecture.
Ron Paul is a closet truther idiot, but Perry shouldn't be doing that sort of thing.It's like Obama slying giving his debate opponents the finger. Kids stuff.
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