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Gov. Perry Swings For the Fences

That was fast. It seems to be a requirement for those seeking the GOP presidential nomination that they say truly outrageous things. Gov. Rick Perry, who announced his candidacy only Saturday, was asked his thoughts about the Federal Reserve. Here is his reply:

“If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we -- we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous -- or treasonous in my opinion.”

Set aside the bullying "treat him pretty ugly."
Set aside the charge of treason, which is a large charge.
Ask yourself this and see if you can ponder the answer with a straight face. Do you think Rick Perry knows anything about monetary policy?

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