The Rick Perry Comedy Show
This is hysterical. Rick Perry issued a debate challenge to Hous Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Perry wrote, "I am in Washington Monday and would love to engage you in a public debate about my Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo."
Of course, Perry really doesn't want to debate Pelosi. Debates between politicians are usually planned well in advanced. Perry made his offer to debate today. Perry knew fill well that issuing a debate with little warning was likely to make it not happen.
Perry then says this partisan nonsense.
"Should you choose not to respond or engage in such a healthy discussion, I will take it to mean you will continue your obstructionist ways in the face of much needed Washington reform."
Exactly what has Pelosi obstructed since the Republicans have taken over the House. There is no filibuster in the House and Republicans control the committees. If Pelosi had the power to obstruct the Republicans the Ryan Plan would have never gotten through the House.
Pelosi did have fun mocking Perry's inability to name three cabinet-level departments he would cut from the federal government.
"He did ask if I could debate here in Washington on Monday. It is my understanding that such a letter has come in. Monday I'm going to be in Portland in the morning, I'm going to be visiting some of our labs in California in the afternoon, that's two. I can't remember what the third thing is I'm going to be doing," Pelosi joked at her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill today.
Perry's campaign is in trouble and he is resorting to gimmicks to draw attention to himself. Bashing Pelosi will play with the base but it won't help Perry against Mitt Romney.