And now, Perry's pain-pill habit has been confirmed by two of country's best political journalists…
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was operating under the influence of painkillers during Republican presidential debates earlier this election cycle, a new e-book by Mike Allen and Evan Thomas claims.
It "became an open secret that he was using painkillers in sufficient dosages to keep him standing through the two-hour debates," according to "Inside the Circus," which was released on Tuesday.
The Daily Caller first relayed the book's report of an incident, presumably prompted by pain medication, in which the "manager of a rival campaign" supposedly witnessed Perry belting out the lyrics to "I've Been Working on the Railroad" during a trip to the bathroom before an October debate.
So, Rick Perry needed powerful narcotics to make it through the GOP debates. Guess what, Rick? You weren't the only one.
And who doesn't sing folk songs while on the toilet? I'm sure Ron Paul belts out "There's Gold in Them Thar Hills!" at the urinal every now and then. Conservatives have a long history of letting loose in the men's room. Remember Larry "Wide Stance" Craig?
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