I love a good snarky comment. I really do. And let me tell you, this is a really good snark. It ranks right up there with some of the best I have ever encountered! What am I talking about? Why this:
If you follow his link, and read the story offered by Kirk Watson (D – Texas State Senator), you will find a hilarious story about guns, kittens, and giant rats. Seriously. And you need to do that before you continue. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Ah, you’re back. How is that snark? I’m glad you asked. Apparently, Texas Governor GoodHair (R) (aka Rick Perry):
told The Associated Press on [last] Tuesday he needed just one shot from the laser-sighted pistol he sometimes carries while jogging to take down a coyote that menaced his puppy during a February run near Austin.
Perry said he will carry his .380 Ruger – loaded with hollow-point bullets – when jogging on trails because he is afraid of snakes. He’d also seen coyotes in the undeveloped area.1
So there you go. Kirk Watson outdid Perry, of course. Only one problem. Like GoodHair, Watson apparently had no witnesses.
Who would believe that an elected official wouldn’t just take time – but plan on taking time – out of his exercise to shoot something?
But it happened. It really did. I don’t have a security detail I run with, so there’s no one there to ask. But you can ask the kittens.
For another, slightly more serious, take on the incident, you might also want to read David Wiegel: Your Rick Perry fact of the day.