Every super hero needs an arch nemesis. Batman has the Joker, Wonder Woman has Cheetah; the badder the bad guy, the gooder the good guy looks. That's why we've got to hand it to Rick Perry — his cartoonish villainy made Wendy Davis look extra-heroic. But is Rick Perry too good at being a bad? Here's why I'm starting to think he's an actual comic book villain made flesh.
He took that really bitchy crack at Wendy Davis (Super Hero) at the National Right to Life Convention the other day, and today responded to pushback about his comments by saying he was actually paying her a compliment. Congratulations on not being aborted, he was saying. Because that's the sort of thing a non-comic book villain would say.
His scary-at-first run at the White House in 2012 turned him into a national laughingstock; when he had his moment to seize victory, he froze up and forgot how the answer to a question about what he, Rick Perry, would do as President. It was painful to watch. Like when Loki continually gets his ass handed to him by Thor.