Hilarious: Rick Perry Wears Jacket From "Brokeback Mountain" During Anti-Gay Ad

OK, so maybe it's not theexact same jacket, but it's pretty darn close -- close enough to be hilarious, for sure.


...not the clothing choice you'd expect from someone waxing poetic about how "gays can serve openly in the military, while our kids can't celebrate Christmas openly." Maybe he needs a new campaign slogan: RICK PERRY, THE GAY COWBOY FROM TEXAS. No?

The ad is so vile that even some members of Perry's staff were disgusted with the idea. Via HuffPo:

[N]ot everyone was comfortable with the script. When the ad was being crafted several weeks ago, Perry's top pollster, Tony Fabrizio, called it "nuts," according to an email sent from Fabrizio to the ad's main creator, longtime GOP operative Nelson Warfield. In a separate email to The Huffington Post, Warfield confirmed that the ad was made over Fabrizio's objections.

"Tony was against it from the get-go," Warfield wrote. "It was the source of some extended conversation in the campaign. To be very clear: That spot was mine from writing the poll question to test[ing] it to drafting the script to overseeing production."

I'd like to think that Mr. Fabrizio loaned Perry that jacket.

Oh, and you know who else hates Perry's ad? YouTube users. The video has more than 426,000 "dislikes" as of this writing -- more than Rebecca Black's famously awful "Friday" video.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at December 9, 2011, 5:21am

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