|Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
You might have assumed that Gov. Rick Perry’s fumbling last attempt to score the 2012 Republican presidential nomination guaranteed we’d never see him on the national stage again.
But then Perry announced he wasn’t running for re-election as governor of the great state of Texas. Then he started traveling the country encouraging people and businesses to relocate to the famously business-friendly Texas. He spouted off soundbites of independence and defiance on the Affordable Care Act, and we began to wonder what he was up to. He went to Iowa — the state people only traditionally visit if they’re lost, there for the Iowa Workshop or running for president — and our suspicions grew. The Houston Press examines further.