Rick Perry’s campaign released a new video on his energy plan this morning, trying to to drum up inspiration for his “drill-anywhere-burn-everything, climate-be-damned” energy policy.
Complete with orchestral music fit for a Lord of the Rings movie and supportive quotes from media pundits, Perry’s campaign attempts to spin his climate-killing energy plan into a hopeful vision for the future.
In cinema, high-budget drama doesn’t mean the director can weave a good story — or bring in good reviews from critics. Perry does neither. Here’s what others are saying about Perry’s energy plan:
“The numbers that Perry…[is] offering for job creation in the energy sector are unrealistic.” — Michael Levi, Council on Foreign Relations
“I appreciate you endorsing my energy ideas.” — Republican Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann
“A long-standing jobs and energy proposal that resembled a wish list for the oil and gas industry…he offered no specific in the speech to support its two major claims.” — Richard Oppel, Jr, New York Times
The Perry energy plan is both scary and laughable. Watch the hilarious video below for an alternative version of the Perry campaign’s attempt at inspiration:
Rather than crafting faux dramas with nothing but fancy visuals and a poor script, the Perry campaign might want to try comedy. They’re already there.