Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rick Perry ads through the years

Sadly, the cowboy hat and the assless chaps went by the wayside -- along with "the best schools in America"-- a long time ago.

Update: Now we know why the camera in the very first ad is positioned at belt-buckle level:

I first met Rick Perry in 1985. He was a Democratic freshman state rep, straight off the ranch in Haskell, Texas. He wore his jeans so tight, and, umm, adjusted himself so often that my fellow young legislative aides and I used to call him Crotch.

Those first, early ones remind me of Lyle here:

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