Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a message for wily coyotes out there: Don't mess with my dog.
Perry says he needed just one shot from his laser-sighted pistol to take down a coyote that was menacing his dog during an early morning jog in an undeveloped area near Austin.
Perry told The Associated Press he sometimes carries his pistol, loaded with hollow-pointed bullets, when he jogs on trails because he's scared of snakes — and that he'd seen coyotes in that area.
When the coyote came out of the brush toward his daughter's labrador retriever puppy on a February jog, he charged it and shot it with his .380 Ruger pistol.
"Don't attack my dog or you might get shot ... if you're a coyote," Perry said.
Hollow points and a laser sight on a .38 caliber pistol, apparently worn while jogging. To protect himself -- allegedly -- against snakes and his dog from a coyote.
I'm sure this is because his detail of bodyguards (several similarly-heavily-armed Texas Rangers) just don't afford him enough protection from the crazed Austin liberal with a gun, or the adoring throngs of conservatives that might bum-rush him Justin Bieber-style while he's outside the gates of the $9000-a-month mansion we're all paying for him to live in.
And I just thought he was afraid to debate Bill White.
This man is the biggest coward alive.
Updates: And plenty of 'em. Juanita Jean ...
The creepy news is that he carries the Rugar (sic) because ‘he is afraid of snakes.’ Whoa! Why should he fear his own species?”
“To make matters worse,” she grins, “I am a little old lady. I admit that I arm myself against snakes when I’m out walking. With a damn stick. It’s a dead stick. And it’s not even loaded. And I’m a girl.”
“And to make matters even worse than worse, his hollow bullet Rugar (sic) is laser sighted. What’s he do? Shoot at PowerPoint presentations he doesn’t like?”
-- Douchebag Robbie had another orgasm dreaming about pulling Rick's trigger.
-- The AP report notes that Governor MoFo (you really have to click on this link and watch the techno mashup) was without his security detail. Still seems overly cautious to carry a .380 on a run, if for nothing else the chafe factor.
Them again, if you're so afraid of a snake that you have to carry a high caliber handgun with a laser sight and hollow points, then maybe you don't have anything to get chafed.