All I can say is that Perry's prayers have been answered by a gaggle of buffoons posing as presidential candidates—an assemblage so weak that Obama the Socialist looked increasingly certain to repeat.
But prayer does not work for one town in South Texas: Robert Lee. Yes, that is the name of the town, even if it is also the name of the General of the Confederacy. (N.B.: The Confederacy lost the Civil War).
So, what's the diagnosis, Eddie Ray Roberts, aqua superintendent?
We can't catch a breakMaybe if you did not elect knuckle draggers like Perry who have a disdain for failing infrastructure, conservation and the environment, you could be actually be planning for eventualities like this.
In the town of Llano, near Austin, officials have made a contingency plan to roll trucks of bottled water into town if rain doesn't start to replenish the water supply, and workers are drilling test wells into parched, rock-like soil. Water restrictions are in effect in unprecedented in places like Midland, where lawns in the oil-rich Permian Basin have typically remained lush even as previous droughts burned up millions of dollars in surrounding crops. But barely a half-inch of rain has fallen in Midland since October.
Kemp's emergency shortage was caused by aging underground pipes that burst in the dry, shifting soil baked under a streak of 100-degree afternoons.Perhaps they can try some more prayer. It is true that sometimes God says "no", but I do not think that God has spoken yet. Give him time, maybe he is busy watching orphans die of starvation in Sudan and Somalia.