Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will return to New Hampshire for a day of public events on November 16, according to a campaign source.
The visit marks the candidate's first appearance in the state since he gave a jocular speech here in late October that generated more buzz about its delivery than its content.
It is also his first visit to New Hampshire since his campaign released television ads in the state.
Clips from Perry's October 28 speech to the conservative New Hampshire group Cornerstone Action circulated on the Internet and cable TV, and some suggested the governor might have been under the influence of alcohol or medication. Perry denied the suggestion.
A group of state Republican officials who have not endorsed any candidate for president and who attended the Cornerstone dinner, including the event organizers, held a news conference last week to defend Perry's speech.
"I sat there thinking, we need to see more of this Governor Perry if he's going to move his campaign forward," House Speaker Bill O'Brien said.
This should be.....entertaining. The Aggie Comedy Tour returns to the Granite State.
ONLY PERRY KNOWs !
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry met Tuesday withformer Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to exchange ideas about improving the economy and discuss the strained relationship between the U.S. and Pakistani governments.
Musharraf has been critical of the White House's recent suspension of $800 million in U.S. aid to the Pakistani military, saying the decreased aid will hurt his country and hinder its fight against terrorism. Perry did not directly criticize the federal decision, but he said he hoped the two governments could work their way through the conflicts and get "on the same page of the hymnbook."
"All of us are concerned ... any time there's conflict between these historic friends," Perry said, as the two men and their wives met for a private lunch at an Austin hotel. "I'll leave it to the administration and the diplomats to continue to work on this."
Musharraf said he requested the meeting with Perry, who is considering a run for president in 2012, to "exchange notes" about the economic success in Texas under the Republican governor's leadership.
"And then the present state of conditions between the United States and Pakistan saddens me," Musharraf said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press. "It saddens me especially because, as the governor said, back in 2006 .... up to 2008 when I left, my relations, Pakistan's relations with the United States were excellent, and I have always believed that interstate relations have a lot to do with interpersonal relations between the leaders."
Musharraf, who is considering a presidential run himself in 2013, said he had "excellent relations" with former President George W. Bush.
"We could lift the telephone and talk to each other any time, we could look into each other's eyes and talk very frankly and straight to each other," he said. "Therefore there was a relationship of trust and confidence between us which held us in good stead."
jocular speech? – funny way to say drunken or drugged speech.
New Hampshire you can have him! As governor of Texasr he misled us into beliving that the Texas economy was in the black and growing. Until days after the last election when he announced our state's deficits and made deep cuts to education. Perry is a career politican with no new ideas except the usual tax breaks for the 1%.
Back to shoot another comedy video, no doubt!
The Texas Televangelist goes East?
Do they sell beer in New Hampshire? How about corny-dogs?
Maybe old "Good Hair" will get drunk and finally come out of the closet.
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Perry is ALL about delivery: he would not know a thing about meaningful content if it jumped up and bit him. I really don't think that a its a good idea to be tied to a ruthless dictator like Musharraf, either: is this the only option we have in the war on terror, a person who's own military and intelligence service has aided our enemies. Obama has put them on notice, and they don't like it: Perry will kiss their behinds in some lame effort to look smarter than he actually is.
Go back to Texas and start your own country, and take tor oil with you.
He'll continue the same payments to Pakistan to hide Bush's al quaeda friends. Never will I ever again vote for another ignorant TX man or woman for president. They think oil is all that matters in this life.
Let's hope his handlers don't tell him to just be himself....again!
Perry,keep your hands of my stash, and could you please tell me what ever it was you were on, I want some
rick perry is a perfect fit for the gop electorate: stunningly unintellegent, shockingly non-empathetic, and utterly without ethics. we should send them all out to the wilderness to live without a government–let them homeschool themselves into the 19th century and see how they like it.
Somebody ought to tell the sorry, little, fake guy, that the more he says and does, the more ridiculous and totally
irrelevant he becomes. He is even bad at faking it.
"Perry did not directly criticize the federal decision, but he said he hoped the two governments could work their way through the conflicts and get "on the same page of the hymnbook."
Or the same page of the Koran, right Rick?