Rick Perry Shot the Coyote Outside His $9,000-a-Month Taxpayer Funded Rental Mansion

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Before I have to read another stupid story about Rick Perry's machismo in shooting a coyote, let's remember where he was:

Macho? Tough guy? Really?!?!?!

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Phillip Martin

Currently the Research and Policy Director for Progress Texas and the Texas Research Institute, Phillip Martin writes occasional long-form pieces for BOR that promote focused analysis and insight into Texas politics. Born and raised in Austin, Phillip started working in politics in 2003 and started writing on BOR in the summer of 2005. Phillip has worked for the Texas Democratic Trust, the Texas Legislative Study Group, and now the Progress Texas family. He is a lifelong Houston Astros fan, a loyal Longhorn, and loves swimming at Barton Springs Pool.

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    • Baby Snooks on

      What about the labrador puppy?
      You apparently have never had a pet killed by a coyote. Or watched one get killed by a coyote. And wished you had a gun to save your pet.  

        • Baby Snooks on

          What I believe…
          I believe Rick Perry carries a gun when walking in case he encounters a rattlesnake, some people carry sticks to scare them off and some people carry guns to shoot them, and that he shot a coyote that probably would have enjoyed a taste of a Labrador puppy. Probably not legal by the way. He should have said the coyote was about to lunge at part of his security detail. But, well, he's the governor.

          I believe Rick Perry also probably hums “Macho, Macho Man” to himself quite a bit. And that he believes that the Village People were all straight and ex-Marines. And that Sarah Palin and the Palinites are the Lost Tribes of Israel. Whom the rest of us wish would just get lost.  

          • Even
            George W. Bush never made a huge, big deal about killing anything while clearing brush on his “ranch” in Crawford.

            Seems to me that he (Perry) is simply trying to downplay the photo of him shooting “blanks.”  Too bad he had to tell a story about shooting a coyote that was supposedly lurching toward his daughter's puppy to give him a better image for some people. Maybe there needs to be a picture of the dead coyote with the governor standing over it triumphantly.

            Oh, and just today in this morning's Dallas News… there's news of a “bull” running wild (Saturday Night) and ramming cars on I30 (between Fort Worth and Dallas) and then being shot dead by the Arlington police after it lunged toward an animal control officer who was trying to shoot it with a tranquilizer gun. There's a picture of the downed “bull” in the print edition. It doesn't look like a bull…and it's a sick story with vivid details of how “the bull” was bloody from ramming cars…to me, it seems strangely coincidental to this “Rick Perry Shoots a Coyote” story.

            It will surely become fresh fodder just in time for the Monday morning North Texas radio talk shows (Mark Davis).

            I still can't find a picture of the “downed bull” online. Seems he would be easy enough to identify…don't they all have brands to prevent cattle rustling?  

  1. yes, we get it. Rick is a loser

    But can you please stop recycling news articles. I understand you want to hammer home your points, but there's much more to talk about in this Gov's race other than a mansions, coyotes,and any other stupid/gossip stuff.

    • For sure
      But Perry won't enter into anything but stupid gossip stuff. Definitely much more to talk about, and he won't even agree to a debate with Bill White.

      • Baby Snooks on

        Would be a dangerous debate…
        Rick Perry might bring up several matters that Bill White would probably lose the election over.  

        • Yes. Dangerous Debate…
          Bill White will bring up matters that Rick Perry will definitely lose the election over.  

  2. Something in this story stinks
    It's really not an important story and little effort should be put into getting the truth behind it, but a Turkey Buzzard could smell something rotten in his account from as far away as Marfa, TX.

    He doesn't report a coup de grâce which a real man would have done.  He says a single shot, and while that works in Wild West movies, it doesn't always work in real life.  A failure to fire the second shot calls into question his humanity.  ('course executing innocent prisoners could raise flags too)

    And a coyote approaching his dog in the presence of the Governor and a security detail?  Unless the coyote was rabid, that just doesn't sound right.

    Anyway, this has been my lunchtime distraction of the day.   Thanks for reading.

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