Saturday, June 14, 2008

Patterson at his wisecracking best

Jerry Patterson fired up the GOP crowd for John Cornyn yesterday, giving one of the more memorable speeches of the state convention.

He was introduced most aptly by the Tom Petty song "I Won't Back Down."

Patterson applied that description to Texas Republicans, maintaining "We will not be voting for Barack Hussein Obama."

He also quoted Mark Twain, saying, "I don't tell jokes. I just watch the Democrats and report the facts."

And of course he took the opportunity to criticize the media for misrepresenting stories involving him in the past, particularly controversies involving the Second Amendment, including but not limited to the most recent Christmas Mountains controversy.

"Government and the fourth estate also known as the media underestimate the ability of citizens to make good choices,” he said.

"If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed," he continued. "But if you do read the newspaper, you're misinformed."

He also compared John McCain to Barack Obama, saying McCain would "not back down" and that Obama's "'audacity of hope' is better described as an 'audacity of hype.'"

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