If your state has a team in the World Series, chances are your governor is going to make a silly bet with a cohort from the other league.
So it's no surprise Rick Perry has a bet with someone called Jay Nixon, who we are reliably informed is the governor of Missouri.
And the Perry quote is predictable:
"With all due respect to the Cardinals and their legendary fan base, it's really their bad luck that they're running up against the Texas Rangers, a team of destiny poised to win the World Series," Gov. Perry said. "The Cardinals have had a great run, but this is about the here and now, and as Gov. Nixon and his fellow Missourians are about to discover, you simply can't mess with Texas."
Zzzzzzzz. But then, the press release goes disastrously on.
In the spirit of friendly competition, Gov. Perry has wagered world class Texas barbeque from the Salt Lick in Driftwood and Dr. Pepper. Gov. Nixon has wagered an order of St. Louis toasted ravioli, gourmet prosciutto salami and other meats, frozen custard, and a six-pack of Budweiser from Anheuser-Busch, which is headquartered in St. Louis.
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WHAT is that strange thing after the "Dr" in "Dr Pepper"? It looks suspiciously like a period.
The kind of period that every Texan knows "Dr Pepper" does not contain, even if it's taken over by some Snapple-ish conglomerate.
Correcting outsiders who use the period brings great glee to the kind of people who like to correct outsiders on such things. They're mostly copy editors.
Maybe we should see Perry's birth certificate to see if he was really born in Texas. And yes, we are sure a hands-on guy like Rick Perry personally reviews every press release sent out, especially on such vitally important issues as friendly World Series wagers.