The big news yesterday was that a straight member of GetEQUAL “glittered” Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann after an event. (Here’s the press release and here’s a link to the :25 video.) But we might want to keep our eye on Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is being touted by some grassroots conservatives as an “alternative” to the GOP’s lackluster roster of announced candidates. On her Friday, June 17 show, Rachel Maddow did a terrific job of illustrating how Perry’s claims of economic success in Texas are vastly exaggerated (she also looked at how the Republican right is trying to undermine minority voting rights, and hence democracy). But mainstream media at some point will probably look at these issues while they may ignore a report issued by People For the American Way about Bryan Fischer, the “hate monger” behind an upcoming Christian event promoted by Perry. Peter Montgomery, Senior fellow for People For, was on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show The Last Word on Thursday with a glimpse into the vitriol we can expect.