Campaign Shocker: Rick Perry (All But) Admits He's Gay

Maybe we spoke too soon with that pre-bituary of Kay Bailey Hutchison's gubernatorial hopes.

Because we just don't know how Texans are going to cotton to the fact that their governor appears to be an ABBA fan.

Rick Perry's campaign has released a new video entitled "Earmark Queen," which is all about Hutchison being a Washington insiderzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

The campaign proudly notes the song used in the video "is performed by Stephanie Daulong, an Austin, Texas, resident who appeared on Season Nine of American Idol." It doesn't specify whether she went far on the show or was the Season Nine equivalent of "Pants on the Ground," but we'll take their word that having her sing is a real coup.

But that's not the main point. The main point is.....ABBA?

We all know there are occasional whispers about Perry's sexuality -- to the point that Hutchison's campaign entered "rick perry gay" as a search term that would lead people to her website.

We can only say Perry must be extremely, extremely confident in tomorrow's outcome. And we can only imagine he's been dying to break out the ABBA, but his staffers have succeeded in fighting back against it. Now that he looks like a winner they've given in to his whims.

If he opens up a big lead on Bill White in the general election, we assume the last days of that campaign will feature a version of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face."

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Richard Connelly
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