Quote of the Day

“Texas Governor Rick Perry distanced himself from George W. Bush by saying, ‘I went to Texas A&M. He went to Yale.’ In other words, his idea of instilling confidence is by saying, ‘Don’t worry. I’m not as smart as George W. Bush.'” –Conan O’Brien

Does Rick Perry Still Believe Social Security Is Unconstitutional?

Mitt Romney isn’t the only Republican running for the presidential nomination with a flip-flopping problem. In a recent book, Rick Perry argued that Social Security was unconstitutional. He has been ambiguous as to whether he still believes this, and hopefully he will be pressed to answer more clearly in the future.  His communications director apparently never read the book, saying that he “never heard” Perry  suggest the program was unconstitutional. He also said that his book, Fed Up! is not meant to reflect Perry’s current views on how to fix the program. If this was a book from a few years back, he might be able to get away with some changes in viewpoint, but this book was published last November. If he no longer agrees with such a major position taken in his book, how many other viewpoints have changed in the last year, and how many will change over the course of the campaign?