I experienced extreme queasiness while watching Perry’s latest campaign ad. It features the candidate lifting up a young girl and then using her as an example of “leaving a huge deficit for our children.” It appears that the little girl is his granddaughter – she calls him “papa” at the end of the ad.
Cute, eh? If it had been any other candidate, maybe. But all I could think of, as the mother of a daughter myself, is: What would Mr. Perry do if his adorable granddaughter, when she entered her teens, were stripped searched and molested by a group of out of control police officers?
What would he say to the man in charge of that group of police officers? What would he say if the man in charge of these bozos came to his home and told him that his granddaughter had stripped herself, that he did not notice her cries for help, and proceeded to defend the actions of the officers involved?
Would he vote for this guy? I doubt it. My questions for Mr. Perry are: Why should we vote for that guy? Aren’t our daughters and granddaughters just as worthy of respect and protection as yours?