It’s Good to Be the King

The media’s astir tonight over a comment Rick Perry made after the debate in New Hampshire:

[The] reason we fought the revolution in the 16th century was to get away from that kind of onerous crown.”

Yes, it would be nice if all of our presidential candidates were able to ballpark the date of the American Revolution within a decade or two of its occurrence.

But to be honest I’m more unsettled by the phrase “that kind of onerous crown.” I mean, is there another kind of onerous crown out there more to his liking?


  1. Just askin.... October 12, 2011 at 9:22 am | #

    Sixteenth century, hmmm?

    Rarely is the question asked, WTF was our GOP candidates learning?

    This ranks right up there with Michelle Bachman’s version of Paul Revere’s efforts to inform the British of his Second Amendment rights.

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