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Rick Perry’s ‘Groundhog Day’
New York Times Magazine, by Mark Liebovich

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Posted By:StormCnter, 6/19/2014 10:27:13 AM

“Boys, I am going to bless this meal,” Rick Perry said, ducking his head and folding his hands under his chin. We were sitting at Nate ’n Al, the Jewish Deli in Beverly Hills, and the governor of Texas was looking every bit the regular customer in a tight black polo shirt and designer glasses. His face was nicely tanned; his hair, as ever, was coifed and TV-ready. He had just ordered a corned-beef Reuben (“I worked out this morning”) and a Diet Dr Pepper (“you got those critters?” he asked the waiter). But before diving in, Perry took a

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I´m as defensive about how Governor Perry is portrayed in "furrin" media as any of his supporters, but Leibovich is pretty balanced here. Just an occasional barb. Rick Perry is the real deal, take him or leave him. I worry, though.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/19/2014 10:28:42 AM     (No. 9892023)

One more comment (clarification, I guess). Rick Perry and I know that Dr. Pepper isn´t always available around the country. I shipped it to my son at college in Utah years ago.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mickturn, 6/19/2014 10:55:24 AM     (No. 9892083)

#1, didn´t you know the Mormans have heavy investsments (own) in Pepsi...you were lucky to not get arrested for running Dr. Pepper drugs into the state.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 6/19/2014 11:10:12 AM     (No. 9892121)

If you read This Town you know Liebovich is going to cast a skeptical eye on anyone he interviews. I thought it was a fair piece. I´m glad to see Perry isn´t just going to the friendly press.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Evocatus, 6/19/2014 11:19:27 AM     (No. 9892147)

From the article:

"An earlier version of the biographical note with this column misstated part of the title of a recent book by the writer. Leibovich wrote "This Town," not "Our Town.""

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 6/19/2014 11:25:22 AM     (No. 9892164)

Rick Perry made history by losing his train of thought. No one else has ever done such a thing before or since. Thanks to Mark Leibovich for documenting that startling phenomenon so thoroughly. We’re all richer for it.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: lil dotty, 6/19/2014 6:01:23 PM     (No. 9892726)

Dr. Pepper is the drink of choice here. To find it outside of Texas is ´mining for gold´. Nothing like a cold Dr. Pepper....Mr. Pibb is awful! Makes a heart smile to read the Gov. is ´one of us´

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Reply 7 - Posted by: anotherctyankee, 6/19/2014 10:49:03 PM     (No. 9892942)

We have Dr. Pepper here. Both my grandsons are hooked on it.

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