“The religion that thepreached provided his followers an ethical and moral vision for leading a life of righteousness?” Perry/Khan .
The follow article will makes a person wonder. This article, which appeared on the Big Government blog, caught my eye regarding one of my favorites in the 2012 presidential sweepstakes:
All traces of Perry/Aga Khan curriculum removed from web
In this post I [the author, not yours truly] included numerous links to the Rick Perry/Aga Khan Islamic curriculum for Texas public schools. The links were to the of the curriculum material, because several days ago, after we began calling attention to it, the curriculum was taken offline. Accordingly I wrote in that post:
One very odd thing about the Aga Khan/Perry curriculum: since this whole brouhaha started, it has been taken offline. It is now available only in cached form here. Why was it taken down? Was the Perry camp embarrassed by the material that Pamela Geller published here, showing it to be a whitewash of Islamic teaching and history? Or was it taken down because it really is, as Ace says, so “biased against Muslims it will reinforce perceptions [Perry] is some kind of rootin’-tootin’ six-gun shooting cowboy yahoo”?
Is either option favorable to Perry? If it was taken down because it’s a dhimmi whitewash, Perry is tacitly admitting that our criticisms of him were right, and those evaluating Perry should be concerned about his naivete in dealing with the Aga Khan. If it was taken down because it was too honest about Islam and will thus hurt Perry with the dhimmi/Norquist faction of the GOP, Perry is again tacitly admitting that our criticisms of him were right: he is not able or willing to stand up to Norquist and his Islamic supremacist allies. So which is it? What are they hiding? And does it matter? Either way, the deep-sixing of the curriculum proves that we were right about Perry all along.
Does Rick Perry Deserves a Closer Look
I hope you will continue reading the rest of this article. Look, if you are like me, you have liked what you have seen and heard of Rick Perry so far. But, I thought from the beginning that unless we want another hidden pig-in-a-poke taking the whelm of the presidency, we need to look behind the scenes of the always less than incisive reporting of the news media, including my favorite Fox News, and decide for ourselves which of the presidential candidates best fills our bill of particulars for the next president of the United States. Having said that, these charges merit close scrutiny and the links in this story will give you some guidance for doing that very thing.
Rick Perry is my pick
Despite all the hoopla being raised about his fitness as a conservative hopeful, Rick Perry remains my pick of those currently in the running or trying to be in the running.
Prospective presidential candidates are put through a grueling marathon to test their resolve and fitness
People seeking to be the presidential candidate of the political party out of power are put through a grueling year or two long marathon race, that tests their resolve and fitness for the office. This marathon much like, though much longer than, the seasonal marathon baseball teams are put through to see which two teams will play in the World Series to decide the world championship. 1 In such a long contest there is plenty of time for candidates to shoot themselves in the foot and find it best to leave the race, and there is plenty of time for we the people, with the aid of good, unbiased news reporters, to determine who the best candidate is.
A good news reporter is hard to find
It’s that “with the aid of good, unbiased news reporters” part that often fails us. We have to recognize that and make allowances for those reporters we think biased. It isn’t usually very hard to see which are biased and what their biases are. The ability to see through biased reporting is something that comes to some people and never seems to come to others. Usually, the more logical and mature people are the more reliable judges of the character bona fides of the various reporters covering the presidential candidates.
Life ain’t a bowl of cheers
Life isn’t easy and it is not going to change, so get used to it. Just do your very best and that will have be good enough. Even the dumbest among us knows what they want better than does the smartest, most gracious politician. That is why we decide who best represents what we want in a politician.
- Why did Texas school district remove Rick Perry’s Islamic curriculum? (creepingsharia.wordpress.com)
- So…. Yeah… The New Smear Is That Rick Perry Is a Dhimmi, Huh? (minx.cc)
- Mitt Romney vs. Rick Perry 2012: It’s personal – Politico (news.google.com)
- I know, I know, sickening as the thought is, even the baseball seasonal marathon race has been assuaged in the name of liberal inclusiveness in recent times, so that a large number of teams from each of the leagues are allowed to try winning the right one more time to win the right to play in the World Series determine the final winner of it all. ↩