Schweitzer: Rick Perry is ‘Pretty’ and D.C. Politicians are ‘Jackasses’

By Beacon Staff

Gov. Brian Schweitzer is always good for a fun quote or two, as a reporter from The Canadian Press recently found out.

According to a story posted online today, Schweitzer blamed “jackasses” in Washington D.C. for holding up the Keystone XL pipeline. As you might imagine, Schweitzer is a proponent of the pipeline.

Schweitzer went on to say that two governors, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, had never heard of the pipeline before a meeting a year ago with Gary Doer, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. The other governor who Schweitzer said was unaware of the pipeline was Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.

The money quote in the story is Schweitzer’s commentary on Perry.

“He’s got good hair … every hair is just right,” Schweitzer said, as quoted in The Canadian Press. “He’s got these big expensive cufflinks and his boots have got these silver tips, and, boy, he’s pretty, but he had never even heard of Keystone before. After we explained it to him, he said, well, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be for that.”

In the end, Schweitzer is confident the pipeline will go ahead. After all, Schweitzer is nothing if not confident.

“It’s coming through. I have $100 burning a hole in my pocket that I will bet you that it gets built.”

Thanks to Montana Watchdog for pointing this story out via Twitter.