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The Best Little Whorehouse in North Dakota PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chet   
Friday, 28 October 2011 15:16

RRRCFormer North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Gary Emineth has announced he will chair Texas Governor Rick Perry's North Dakota campaign committee.

A former North Dakota Republican chairman says he'll be serving as the North Dakota chairman of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign.

Gary Emineth says he supports Perry's proposals to encourage job creation and American energy production. Emineth says North Dakota will play an important part in helping the nation lessen its dependence on foreign oil.

Bismarck Tribune

You really should read Matt Taibbi's well-written, thoughtful story about Rick Perry, entitled "The Best Little Whore In Texas."  Here's an excerpt:

But this is America, remember, where one should never underestimate shallow. And Rick Perry brings shallow to a new level. He is very gifted in that regard. He could be the Adolf Hitler of shallow.

Perry's campaign is still struggling to recover from the kind of spectacular, submarine-at-crush-depth collapse seldom seen before in the history of presidential politics. The governor went from presumptive front-runner to stammering talk-show punch line seemingly in the speed of a single tweet, rightly blasted for being too incompetent even to hold his own in televised debates with a half-bright pizza salesman like Herman Cain and a goggle-eyed megachurch Joan of Arc like Michele Bachmann. But such superficial criticisms of his weirdly erratic campaign demeanor don't even begin to get at the root of why we should all be terrified of Perry and what he represents. After all, you have to go pretty far to stand out as a whore and a sellout when you come from a state that has produced such luminaries in the history of political corruption as LBJ, Karl Rove and George W. Bush. But Rick Perry has managed to set a scary new low in the annals of opportunism, turning Texas into a swamp of political incest and backroom dealing on a scale not often seen this side of the Congo or Sierra Leone.

In an era when there's exponentially more money in politics than we've ever seen before, Perry is the candidate who is exponentially more willing than we've ever seen before to whore himself out for that money. On the human level he is a nonpersonality, an almost perfect cipher – a man whose only discernible passion is his extreme willingness to be whatever someone will pay him to be, or vote for him to be. Even scarier, the religious community around which he has chosen to pull his human chameleon act features some of the most extreme end-is-nigh nutcases in America, the last people you want influencing the man with the nuclear football. Perry is a human price tag – Being There meets Left Behind. And sometimes there's nothing more dangerous than nothing at all.


Taibi's story is probably too long for most Republicans to get through and -- as always -- it's peppered with profanity, but he covers just about everything an informed voter would need to know about the prostitute Gary Emineth has chosen to pimp to North Dakotans. Perry has sold himself to pretty much anybody who'll give him a big campaign contribution...

How masterful has he been? According to Texans for Public Justice, Perry appointed 921 of his donors and their spouses to government posts over the past decade. All told, those appointees gave a staggering $17 million to his campaigns – 21 percent of the entire amount he raised during that time. To give an indication of just how completely for-sale public appointments became during his administration, Perry collected $6.1 million from the 155 people he appointed to be regents of state universities in Texas.

You can get a fairly decent summary of Perry's track record as governor just by going down the list of political favors that were granted to the 204 "Central Committee" members who collectively contributed half of his campaign money. Start at the top: Perry's biggest single donor, the homebuilder Bob Perry, was rewarded with his very own regulatory agency.


I'm trying to imagine what the quid pro quo relationship between Gary Emineth and Rick Perry might be. Maybe Emineth -- surely knowing what kind of a person Perry is -- has been promised a Homeland Security czarship. "Attaboy, Eminey!"  Or maybe he's locked in an ambassadorship to Uzbekibekibekistanstan.

You really ought to go read the whole Rolling Stone article. I've just barely shown you the tip of the iceberg of what kind of a horrible, in-the-bag politicall prositute Rick Perry is, and the type of prostitute former NDGOP chairman Gary Emineth is supporting.  That the state's former NDGOP chair would take on someone like Perry as a project is a bad reflection on not just Emineth, but the entire North Dakota Republican Party.

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