Jeff Pearlman

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My all-time favorite advertisement

I know I’m a liberal New York Jew, but I just can’t get enough of the latest Rick Perry advertisement. Here, take a look …

It’s not that it’s dreadful—which it is. It’s just, well, so ludicrous. I mean, the premise itself … comparing and contrasting gays in the military with our religious rights being taken away by the Kenyan in the Oval Office. I know this spot aired in Iowa, but in 2011 nothing “just” airs in Iowa. Perry’s campaign is dead, but if he somehow rises again, the Democrats should use this thing over and over. Truth is, most Americans believe gays should serve openly, and most Americans also believe in the divide between church and state.

Just not Rick Perry.

  • moe

    i saw this on nightline for the first time last night and laughed out loud! i’m actually starting to convince my wife that there are no candidates better than who we have in office now…btw, loved your pujois piece….i’m a long time cards fan since maris left the yanks and sincerely feel the st louis will be fine without him…hoping to get sweetness for a holiday gift from a friend

    • Jeff Pearlman

      thanks, moe. much appreciated …

  • Chuck

    Does Perry say gays shouldn’t serve openly? He doesn’t say that here

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