Let’s Make This Official

August 04, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Category: Uncategorized

Rick Perry has set about raising money to run for President of the United States of America.

He’s calling it RickPAC.  I guess IdiotPAC was already taken.

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And now we get to the part where Rick is not well known for making good decisions.

The treasurer of RickPAC, Stefan Passantino, is the head of the political law section of the Washington law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge. He is also a longtime legal adviser to Newt Gingrich.

Newt Who?

Seriously, whoever gave Newt advice should get out of the advice business.  Maybe open a transmission repair company or get one of those carpet cleaning trunks.  Anything but advice.

The assistant treasurer, Corry Bliss, has served in statewide political campaigns in Vermont and Georgia, and his aggressive, bare-knuckled political style has been compared to Karl Rove.

Oh cool, another guy who doesn’t believe in election returns?  This might be fun.

Thanks to Alfredo over at the Dairy Queen for the heads up.

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23 Comments to “Let’s Make This Official”

  1. Seriously, this is what a lot of money gets you? OMG!

  2. Teh Gerg says:

    Thanks for the warning.

  3. Fred Farklestone says:

    Help me out here:
    At the top of the statement it has stamped “Hand Delivered!” However, it was time-stamped at 12:48 PM on July 31, by the FEC Mail Center!
    So which one is it, Hand-Delivered or mailed in?

  4. Why would one volunteer to be crushed like an insect by Hillary.

  5. As far as repairing transmissions goes that does take some skill. Newt and his advisers seldom show the competence that I would trust them with my transmission.

  6. So, he got a former consultant from Vermont, that well known Republican State!
    I wouldn’t brag about Vermont Republicans, they are hard to find around here.

    May he have as much success as Sarah Palin with his “aren’t I smart” Glasses, I think they might be sharing the same brain cell.

  7. Surely I’m not the only one who hears “RickPAC” and thinks “Kick Back?”

  8. maryelle says:

    Unbridled arrogance and stupidity! Does he not remember how he humiliated himself last time? The only thing that’s changed is his glasses, so what makes him think he will succeed this time. Go home pRicky. Let’s all help Rick Pack (up and go home)

  9. He did such a good job last time that he surely thinks he should have another go.

    To quote the source: “Oops.”

  10. BarbinDC says:

    JJ, what makes you think that Newtie listened to anybody other than the voices in his head? His “advisers” took his money under false premises.

  11. yet another baby boomer says:

    So I have a real question and I’m not even being snarky. Who is the money source? My republican cousin and I were discussing this just last week. Bob Perry is dead and according to my cuz the Texas Republicans have had enough of him. So where’s the money for this folly coming from? Anybody heard anything?

  12. Marge Wood says:

    Google Americans for Prosperity and rick perry presidential candidate? and you all know that AFP is a front for the Koch brothers….right? Why can’t the Koch brothers invest in something forward looking like energy efficiency and solar panels instead of coal and oil and gas and folks like Rick Perry. I still think Perry would be a good truck driver. Think of all the stories he could tell at truck stops over coffee and chicken fried steaks.

  13. Sounds like his treasurer is from revenge of the nerds – SPASSATINO – the SPAZ!!!!

  14. Marion (formerly known as MM) says:

    Carol @6 ” I think they might be sharing the same brain cell.”


  15. There’s a sucker born every minute and Rick Perry has his 4 eyes on them. Or should I say there’s an old, white hater retiring every day and Perry is ready to con them out of their social security.

  16. Henry, Perry would get crushed if he ever made it to the general election, but he would collect a whole lot of donated money along the way.

    He would be a richer insect than he is now.

  17. UmptyDump says:

    The deal as I see it. Ain’t no way Ricky will gain traction as a serious presidential contender in the primaries. Dumb and avaricious as he is, deep down he knows that as well. His game is to raise far more money than he spends by shearing his sheeple, then dropping out while there’s still a big pot. Can’t take campaign money for personal expenses, you say? There are masters of that already, and all Ricky needs to do is watch and learn. DickPAC … er … pRickPAC … whatever … will be the starting point for a luxurious retirement. You can’t rely on Faux News for income as an analyst when you cease to be the flavor of the day. Ask Sarah.

  18. UmptyDump says:

    The more I see of Perry, the more I think of the resemblance between him and the Ted Baxter character in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

  19. FooishMother says:

    Well, I can’t say I didn’t see this coming from a mile or two away. All this prancing and posturing and posing on the Texas border with Sean Hannity, adorned in the finest body armor money can buy, and taking a tough stand on refugee children? That’s just Ricky boy trying to gin up the hate and earn the support from all the Tea Baggers he can con a buck from. He’ll certainly burn himself out before things get really interesting in the Republican race in 2016. He doesn’t have enough brain power to be a serious candidate.

    Of course, I thought the same about W back in the day…surely this country couldn’t be that stupid again!

  20. dems can only wish for the dream team gop ticket: rick p & bobby jindel !!!!

  21. I sincerely hope that Stefan Passantino does stay active in the advice business.

    As long as he limits his clientele to Republicans.

  22. Kris Williams says:

    I hope he has the name of his PAC, his name and return address, and those 3 pesky departments he wants to close, written on his hand in indelible ink.

  23. e platypus onion says:


    From Jim Hightower at otherwords.org This is hilarious and oh so accurate.