With his no-nonsense approach and evangelical agenda, Rick Perry seems to have taken the GOP by storm. I was lucky enough to sit down with the Texas governor to get his thoughts on the real issues.
Governor Perry, thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me. I know you're a busy man.
Rick Perry: (said mockingly) I know you're a busy man.
What was that?
RP: I'm just fucking with you. What questions do you have for me?
You recently have spoken out against the notion of global warming, saying that scientists were manipulating data. Do you not think there's hard evidence to show that the earth is in fact getting hotter?
RP: (said like a bully doing a retarded voice) Do you not think hard evidence?
Mr. Perry… Doesn't science mean anything to you?
RP: (said like a bully doing a retarded voice, but now making goggles with his hands) Doesn't science mean anything to you? (calling out to nobody in particular) NERD ALERT.
You know, let's just move along. I know you have strong feelings on gun control. You've been known to carry one even while you jog.
Rick Perry then reached over, grabbed my arm and gave me an Indian Burn.
RP: Stop Indian Burning yourself. Stop Indian Burning yourself.
I'm not! You're doing it. This interview is over.
RP: (said like a bully doing a retarded voice who also happens to be giving a grown man an Indian Burn) Interview's over...(normal voice) Jesus loves you.
The photograph at the top was one of many taken during our talk.