The Austin American Statesman's John Kelso wrote his column today about Perry's racecar, and poked a lot of fun at him in doing so. From his piece, titled, “A Perry race car? That's one way to rev up campaign“:
It's good that Perry took the $225,000 out of his campaign stash and not out of the $16 billion in stimulus money he's accepted from the feds up in Washington to keep Texas afloat. Otherwise, people might start calling his car the Obamamobile.
If you've donated to the Perry for Texas Governor in Perpetuity campaign, this is where your money is going — around and around. But the car is colorful — blue and red. I'm surprised Perry didn't send it to a detail shop to have the blue scraped off.
The good news is that if Perry decides to secede, he can now secede at 188 miles an hour…
Then there are the older NASCAR fans who will vote. Still, how many of these monkey wrenc enthusiasts would vote for a Democrat anyway? Three? World's smallest groups: San Franciscans Against Art, and NASCAR Fans Who Own Che Guevara T-shirts. So why is Perry wasting his money to get people to vote who are going to vote for him anyway? I think it's because he likes seeing his name on the back of a NASCAR vehicle, which makes this, in essence, a $225,000 vanity plate.
Well said, John! And for icing on the cake, we have this photo — courtesy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram — to take us into the weekend: