If he were a minister who got lucky and scored $500,000 from the whack-job American Family Association (founded by Donald Wildmon), it would be one thing.
But this guy is within days of throwing his 10-gallon hat into the ring for the GOP nomination, joining Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann, among others.
So what's political about praying for a "nation in crisis" as he says the prayer rally is all about?
Well, the nation is in a crisis of sorts. First, the GOP manufactured a crisis out of raising the debt ceiling then used it to cudgel Democrats and the President into accepting completely unacceptable budget cuts. And there's little doubt that we should say a few prayers that politicians start thinking about what's best for the people of America and not their future political careers.
But look at Perry's stated goal:
"We're going to pray for the president of the United States, to have God's wisdom poured out over him, to have his eyes opened," Perry said.
Opened to what? Perry should be careful what he wishes for.
If he opens his eyes, maybe, just maybe, he will stop caving in to the Tea Party wing nuts who are intent on dismantling all government.
That's my prayer anyway. But I am not going to Texas to offer it up.
LINK: Rick Perry preys