The Rick Perry reboot is well underway. There are the glasses of course. And, according to Politico, the longest-serving governor in Texas history is now casting himself as a more “moderate” politician. He’s now more pragmatic and pro-compromise, Politico reports.
The former conservative firebrand’s feint towards “moderation” apparently extends to his choice of theme song. According to Steve Peoples of the Associated Press, at an event in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Perry walked on stage to Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA.” That was a strange choice. Springsteen’s 1984 tune is famously critical of the United States – the song’s everyman hero is “like a dog that’s been beat too much” who “spends half [his] life just covering up.”
Granted, Governor Perry may have had nothing to do with the song that blared as he took the stage. But, to be on the safe side, perhaps he should demand that “God Blessed Texas” serve as his entrance music at all events going forward.