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Rick Perry, Ready for the Stand-Up Circuit!


Texas governor Rick Perry unveiled a funny, animated, almost wacky persona in this New Hampshire speech:

Maybe I’m weird, but I really liked this version of Rick Perry.

Holding up his flat-tax plan on a notecard, he boasted, “Even Tim Geithner can get his taxes in on time with this, I’m telling ya!”

“That little plan I just shared with you doesn’t force the Granite State to expand your tax footprint. Know what I mean? Like 9 percent expansion? [laughter, mischievous look] I love Herman, he’s the best. I have fun with him. He is a great and interesting guy.”

“Under my plan, the death tax expires before you expire.”

If this is a side effect of his medication, more back meds, please!

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