Well this is certainly interesting. From the conservative (and pro-KBH blog) Come and Take It:
This afternoon, KERA held a conference call with representatives from the Perry, Medina and Hutchison campaigns to hash out administrative details for this Thursday’s debate. I was lucky enough to know someone who sat in on the call, and I’m told it was an interesting chat (to say the least).
According to my source, at one point during the negotiations, Rick’s chief strategist Dave Carney asked KERA how they planned to enforce their stipulation that no debate footage can be used by any of the campaigns in TV advertisements. When KERA provided an answer that Carney apparently found unsatisfactory, he began shouting at the station’s representatives, repeatedly calling KERA “retarded,” their debate policies “retarded” and their answer to his question “retarded.”
The blog post goes on to say something that is quite amusing, given the talk about today's Texas Monthly cover:
It’s not too hard to believe this really, seeing as Carney’s said it before: back in 2007, he declared on the record to a reporter that constant speculation that Perry has national ambitions is “one of the most retarded things about the political observers in Texas.”
Maybe Dave just saw the Texas Monthly story and finally blew his lid.