From Rick Perry, on August 14th:
“Have you read my book, ‘Fed Up!’ Get a copy and read it.”
From Rick Perry’s communications director, Ray Sullivan, on August 18th:
“The book, Mr. Sullivan said, ‘is a look back, not a path forward.’ It was written ‘as a review and critique of 50 years of federal excesses, not in any way as a 2012 campaign blueprint or manifesto,’ Mr. Sullivan said.”
Apparently endorsing the criminalization of gay sex and calling Social Security “unconstitutional” was considered a poor campaign strategy.