You have to wonder. In April, Mr. Perry responded to the drought that had stricken Texas for several months by calling on Texans to join him in praying for rain. Now I don’t expect much from politicians in general, and I certainly don’t expect them to be able to make it rain, so I guess I can’t get too worked up if one decides to try a “hail Mary” play on the off chance that it might help.
So how did that work out, exactly? Well, take a look at the drought map put out Thursday Aug. 25 by the good folks at the National Drought Mitigation Center http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/monitor.html affiliated with the University of Nebraska:
Looks like Texas is on somebody’s shit list. It’s the droughtiest spot in the country, the bull’s eye of dry. It is clearly being singled out for special treatment, but not the treatment that was prayed for. Pretty much the exact opposite, as a matter of fact. Instead of more rain, Texas got more drought. Hmmm. Well we know God couldn’t have confused “more rain” with “less rain,” and even Rick Perry supporters know the difference between wet and dry. What could’ve happened? Since we have no doubt that God listens to Rick Perry’s prayers, looks pretty likely She’s peeved with Rick and is taking it out on Texas. Not only Texas, but the rest of us as well. The East is getting flooded out with extra rain that must’ve been due Texas. If that’s what happens when Perry prays for Texas, do we want him praying for the whole country when he’s in charge? I pray that doesn’t happen.