Throwing the Book at Perry
Molly Ivins isn't around to warn the world about Rick Perry, Jason Stanford said.
"And that's a shame."
So the Austin-based political consultant has teamed up with James C. Moore to pen a book about the governor.
The book, entitled "Adios Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush" originated when Stanford and his Democratic pals realized the governor was running for president.
"We've all underestimated him for a long time," Stanford said. "Him running for president is a good excuse for a fresh look at Rick Perry."
Stanford said the governor has been pushing a "radical" agenda on Texas for the past decade and the book is going to take a "long view" of his gubernatorial run.
"Rick Perry is better at using power than anyone else we've seen on the national stage since LBJ - and he has an agenda that makes Goldwater look kind of moderate," said Stanford.
In all, the book will take a humorous tone with the governor and for as much as this Austinite doesn't like the man, he says he's having fun writing it.
"I'm having so much fun I don't want to go to sleep at night," he said. "I'm getting up in the morning to write. This is more fun that I've had in a long time."
Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, will release the book in early 2012. Watch the clip that inspired the book's title.