But hold on there. As Mr. Trump began his address, I spied a familiar face back of the new president’s right shoulder. Horrified, I waited for the camera to swing back in his direction hoping all the while that I was wrong, but I wasn’t.
There was Rick Perry, former governor of the great state of Texas right out there in front of God and most of the world, civilized and otherwise, chewing gum. He isn’t much younger than I and should be familiar with the poem Mother used to recite about gum chewers.
are somewhat alike
yet they differ somehow.
What is that difference?
Oh yes, I see now!
It's the thoughtful expression on the face of the cow.
Doesn’t Texas have enough image problems without that?