Does Rick Perry have an excuse for his atrocious debate and campaign performances? In the Austin area, rumors have been circulating for years that Perry is a well known recreational drug user but they are just that - rumors - because, well, elected officials aren't subjected to mandatory drug testing. Come to think of it, it wouldn't be a bad idea for politicians to be subjected to mandatory drug testing - monthly while on the campaign trail and quarterly while in office.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was under the influence of painkillers during televised presidential debates over the last year to help relieve severe back pain, according to a soon-to-be released eBook on the 2012 Republican race for president obtained by The Daily Caller. “It became an open secret that he was using painkillers in sufficient dosages to keep him standing through the two-hour debates,” write the authors of “Inside the Circus.” A source provided TheDC with an advance copy of the eBook, authored by Mike Allen and Evan Thomas. The book comes out Tuesday. The authors imply that the painkillers may have led to a humorous incident before an October debate in New Hampshire when the “manager of a rival campaign” overheard Perry belting out the song “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” while in the bathroom.
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