By John Hubbuch
Part of GOP frontrunner Rick Perry's brand is his close relationship with God. That plays well with the base, and who knows , maybe he really is a religious guy. I'm sure Rick believes in the power of intercessionary prayer. In fact, I believe within the last couple of months he had a well-publicized Texas prayer day to get God to drop some rain on the parched Texan farm land.
Today Texas is ablaze with brush fires that are pretty much out of control , and have burned up hundrds of houses. If God won't help Governor Perry put out some brush fires, then I don't think He is going to help President Perry with all the much worse problems he will face. Except of course for global warming. Perry won't pray on that because he doesn't believe the problem exists. So God won't have to help us on that one. What a relief.
So the only reason to support Governor Perry---he has direct line to God---doesn't seem to be true. Too bad. We need such a candidate.
Besides I'm not even sure intercessionary prayer works. From time to time, I pray that Sarah Palin gets trampled by a moose, but so far nothing -- not even an animal bite. My religious friends tell me that you have to pray for the right things. Oh.