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December 14, 2011

"The Rick Perry I Know"

Ben Howe posts this video of Perry answering questions about veterans and currently-serving soldiers.

Although many of the politicians sent back canned answers, Perry seemed to follow the rules and deliver unscripted answers.

It's a long video but if you want a short clip, dial in to about 6:55, when the question appears "Do American citizens really understand what our troops are going through?"

I like the answer because it's a little dark and textured. It's grown up and honest. It's not all happy talk about the Greatest Nation In History, Hallelujah, Golf Clap. It's just honest, and he's actually thinking.

It's not the "right political answer" because it contains an implicit chiding of civilians like myself. But that's what he thinks, and he says so.

And being a former serviceman, he can go a little more into honest, grown-up territory.

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