Rick Perry On Pajamas, From The Middle East

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), currently on a trip to Middle East with several other governors including Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, sat for an interview with Pajamas TV while outside Kuwait City. Pajamas posted the video to its website yesterday.

Pajamas is the same conservative online media network that sent Joe the Plumber to Israel as a correspondent.

Perry was asked a friendly question about his opposition to stimulus dollars and his insinuation that Texas might try to secede from the union earlier this year ("Do you expect that you'll continue to resist this overreach of power on the part of the federal government?"); Perry responded, "...I'm really focused on the 10th Amendment, as Washington continues to try to force states to put shoes on their feet that don't fit. This whole one-size-fits-all mentality that comes out of Washignton, DC--I think it kills competition. I want to compete against California and Oklahoma and Pennsylvania and New York, and not just on the football field. We want to compete economically; we want to compete for businesses. And if Washington is successful, and to continue to force us to all act alike, competition will be gone."

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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