Bank of America's Dead Drop To Rick Perry: "We Will Help You Out"

Tyler Durden's picture

Should we be surprised, frightened, disgusted or simply say "we knew it", that in the informal mixer just after Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry spoke at a Politics and Eggs breakfast in Bedford, New Hampshire, an unknown gentlemen approaches a casual Perry like an Ian Flemming character, and proceeds to dead drop the following: "Bank of America... We will help you out"... and silently moves on. At least we know now who is funding what, and whose interests potential future president Perry will be paid to defend.

Fast forward to precisely 40 minutes into the blow clip (full event can be found here).

And for those who believe the man is a plant, we believe it is James Mahoney, Director of Public Policy for BoA. You can see a photo of him here. He's on the board of directors for the New England Council, the sponsors of yesterday's Politics and Eggs breakfast.

Naturally, we would be delighted for Bank of America to refute this assumption.

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Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.'s picture

Ron Paul beat Rick Perry in a poll of Texas voters: Ron Paul 22%, Rick Perry 17%.

Perry is unelectable.

John Law Lives's picture

"Perry is unelectable."

Watch and see.'s picture

Perry can't win. Ron Paul beats Perry by five points in their home state of Texas.

John Law Lives's picture,

You are 100% delusional if you think Ron Paul is REALISTIC candidate for President.  He has approximately 0.0% chance of winning the GOP nomination.  Perry most certainly can defeat Obama in the general election.  Watch and learn.'s picture

Right. Quoting actual polling data in which Paul beats Perry makes me delusional, but making up imaginary figures (0.0%) makes you a rational human being.

John Law Lives's picture

Here is some recent polling data for you:

Rasmussen Poll has Bachmann third, after Perry, Romney
By Joe Kimball | Published Wed, Aug 17 2011 8:43 am

The poll has:

Perry 29%
Romney 18%
Bachmann 13%
Ron Paul 9%

Quick, tell us all how the Rasmussen data is not valid etc. etc. ad nauseam, ad infinitum, blah, blah, blah.

Ron Paul has no chance at the GOP nomination.  If you are feeling confident, let us take a public wager.  If Ron Paul loses the GOP nomination, you agree to never post on ZH again.  If Ron Paul wins the GOP nomination, I will never post on ZH again.  Care to accept the bet?'s picture

Paul beats Perry in the poll of Texas voters. The Texans know both of these men far better than Americans at large do. As the general population gets to learn more about Perry they will draw the same conclusion.

Perry can't win because just like Al Gore he can't carry his home state.

John Law Lives's picture

Do you accept my wager? Yes or no?

Everyone on this thread can be a witness to the wager I have offered.  Let Tyler remove the account of the one of us who loses the bet.

Ron Paul will not win the GOP nomination.  No chance.'s picture



Your wager holds no interest for me. I don't care whether you continue to post here or not. This site belongs to the Tylers. If you want to bargain for posting rights at ZH do it with the owners, not me.

tarsubil's picture

How about a better wager not subject to insider information? I wager in a dual, I would win and you would lose. Want to take me up on the offer?

John Law Lives's picture

I'll tell you what.  Take the Mensa entrance exam and then publish your membership number.  Then, you can look me up in the Mensa directory. 

tarsubil's picture

LOL, I love it. Is this a formal invitation to join the oligarchs? I was wondering if one was coming. My price is 1000 oz of gold, a book deal (with complete editorial freedom), and teleworking privileges.

John Law Lives's picture

"Is this a formal invitation to join the oligarchs?"

It is an invitation to test your IQ and see if you qualify for membership.  Since you apparently believe you are my intellectual superior, submit yourself to a standardized IQ test and see if you qualify.

Well?  When are you going to sit for the exam?

tarsubil's picture

Let your superiors know I'm willing to negotiate.

John Law Lives's picture

There are no negotiations.  You either have the intellectual horsepower to pass the exam or you do not.  Meanwhile:

1. Feel free to vote for Ron Paul in the GOP primary.

2. Feel free to vote (or not vote) in the general election after Perry is nominated.

3. Feel free to immolate yourself in gasoline after Paul loses the GOP primary.  After all, the choice is yours.

tarsubil's picture

Bummer. I really wanted that 1000 oz and book deal. Teleworking would have been a bonus too.

Bananamerican's picture

For some reason i picture you at the menstrual meetings speaking in a Marvin the Martian voice.... genius

DaveyJones's picture

your comments on the standardized IQ test reveal more about you IQ (and maturity) than the test results

Tunga's picture

Paul has 68% vs. Perry 19% on yesterdays Fox and Friends poll. 6000 votes for Paul 1900 for Perry.

Temporalist's picture

Clearly John here has a defect so don't waste your time.

John Law Lives's picture

Got ad hominem attacks, bitchez?

tarsubil's picture

Another f'ing troll. You guys always give it away with the blatant hypocrisy on consecutive posts.

John Law Lives's picture

Take the Mensa entrance exam and get back to me...

tarsubil's picture

I'm starting my own group, DENSA.

You have to answer one question for membership:

In a political contest between Barack Obama and Rick Perry, you would vote for:

1) Barack Obama

2) Rick Perry

3) Write in Ron Paul


You've already given me your answer and you have been denied membership. HAHAHA! Naaa-na-naaaa-na-booboo stick your head in doodoo!

John Law Lives's picture

1. Feel free to vote for Ron Paul in the GOP primary.

2. Feel free to vote (or not vote) in the general election after Perry is nominated.

3. Feel free to immolate yourself in gasoline after Paul loses the GOP primary.  After all, the choice is yours.

ronin12's picture

Go Team! My guy is better than your guy!

Stupid peasant.

John Law Lives's picture

Anarchist!  Go bury your head in the fucking sand, troglodyte.

DaveyJones's picture

Johnny, it's time to come in now. Tell those other boys to stop teasing you. You know they're just jealous of your test scores

pods's picture

Hey, I watched the Holy Grail yesterday.

It is "Bloody peasant" followed by "Now we see the violence inherent in the system!"

My favorite:

" Oh but if I went 'round sayin' I was Emperor, just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away."

Sometimes on days like today you need a bit of humor.


tarsubil's picture

Ron Paul is running against the establishment while Perry is a part of the establishment. Perry may be appointed to chief stooge. Whether Ron Paul becomes a giant monkey wrench in the machine or not is up to people that are sick of the trolls.

John Law Lives's picture

As an FYI, Perry has been elected as Governor of Texas in three (3) different elections (2002, 2006 and 2010).  Prior to that, he was elected as Lieutenant Governor in one (1) election (1998).  Prior to that, he was elected to the position of Agriculture Commissioner in two (2) different elections (1990 and 1994).  Prior to that, Rick Perry was elected to the State Legislature in three (3) different elections (1984, 1986 and 1988).  In fact, The Dallas Morning News named Perry one of the ten most effective members of the legislature.

Rick Perry has been elected to a statewide office in Texas in NINE (9) different elections.  I would say the people of Texas have clearly and repeatedly spoken re. his qualifications at each level.

Get ready.  He IS going to be the GOP nominee for President.

tarsubil's picture

That is a horrible argument. Ron Paul has been elected to office in Texas numerous times also. The original point you were trying to make is that Ron Paul is not electable. Come on, MENSA man, you can do better.

John Law Lives's picture

The argument is a rebuttal to those who claim (based upon the result of one poll) that Ron Paul has greater broad appeal throughout the State of Texas than Rick Perry does.  Perry has won a STATEWIDE election six (6) different times (Ag Commisioner, Lt. Governor and Governor).  Ron Paul has been elected as US Representative in the 14th Congressional District and the 22nd Congressional District, but Ron Paul has NEVER won a statewide election in Texas.  My argument is logical and sound.  The fact that it goes over your head is your problem.  I have had no hand in your incompetence.      

tarsubil, you will never match wits with me.  Go back to the minor leagues.

tarsubil's picture

What about the poll that puts Paul in front of Perry in Texas?

John Law Lives's picture

1. Feel free to vote for Ron Paul in the GOP primary.

2. Feel free to vote (or not vote) in the general election after Perry is nominated.

3. Feel free to immolate yourself in gasoline after Paul loses the GOP primary.  After all, the choice is yours.

tarsubil's picture

I'm pretty sure copying and pasting is frowned upon by your superiors. Duplicate posts do not count towards your quota.

John Law Lives's picture

I'm pretty sure that copying and pasting something filled with wit and wisdom is of greater value than the pablum you post on this thread.

Wake me up when you have something intelligent to say.  Until then, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz (that is the sound of me snoring).


monoloco's picture

Ron Paul will have trouble winning the Republican primary UNLESS, there is a movement among libertarian minded Democrats and independents  (which there are a lot of) to register as Republicans in order to vote for him in the primaries. However, if he does manage to win the nomination, I believe he is the only candidate capable of CREAMING Obama in the general. He's the only one in the race who could pretty much rely on 100% of Republican votes and a substantial cross over from Democrats and indepenent voters.

Bob's picture

Not a value judgment, but an observation: His volunteers are out in force on blogs frequented--of all people--by severely disaffected "progressives." 

Debt-Penitent's picture

Is Perot still alive?  ...or at least continent?

I'd vote for him if he's not in Hospice yet.

Ident 7777 economy's picture



John Law Lives  Fri, 08/19/2011 - 10:26 

Ron Paul is a man of integrity

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THAT'S not who pulls these shenanigans; it's the crowd of 'loose cannons' that follow him adoringly and would to ANYTHING for him ...




John Law Lives's picture

I know plenty of Ron Paul's disciples.  They think he walks on water.  Unfortunately for them, he is not who the GOP Establishment wants.  He is not going to win the nomination.'s picture

If you knew anything about Ron Paul supporters you'd know they aren't "disciples." We think for ourselves and look forward to the day when President Paul takes office and no one -- including Paul himself -- will force us to do things we find morally reprehensible or financially burdensome.

i-dog's picture

Dude, you're on some seriously good shrooms!!