Thursday, July 10, 2014

This is What's Up With Rick Perry and His Eyeglasses

I was curious as to what was going on with Texas Governor Rick Perry and those eyeglasses he all of a sudden popped up with a while back. I read somewhere that world leaders steered away from being seen in glasses when possible (Korean and former Libyan Leaders excepted) as they were perceived as a sign of weakness. I'm fairly sure Rick Perry is not interested in leading the world anywhere; on the contrary, he seems hell bent on attempting to lead America somewhere. Thus, one part of the eyeglass riddle was solved.


"After the 2012 Republican primary, we knew that we needed to solve what we called the Governor's smartness problem. The fix that we came up with was glasses, but, as it turned out, that was only half the solution." - said Harland Dorrinson, an aide to Perry

Oh, he's wearing them to "look" smart. A lot of folks do that but always manage to open their mouths and the whole glasses effect goes out the window. Apparently, Governor Perry had the same problem. Just when the glasses had him looking all PRO-"feshnol and stuff", he went and opened his mouth.

After outfitting Perry with designer eyewear, aides sent him on the road to reintroduce himself to voters, but the response, Mr. Dorrinson said, was underwhelming:

"The problem was, he was still talking." (SOURCE

A round of focus groups convinced aides that only through a combination of wearing glasses and not emitting any sounds could Perry overcome voters' initial impressions of him.

Well it's a long time until 2016 and the last time I checked Perry was still four-eyed and talking. Not a good look for the GOP if they are planning to run him in 2016.

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