Rick Perry’s Stand: Somewhere

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas, poses with a delegate at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 28, 2012.

Horned rimmed glasses and cowboy boots.

These are simply matters of style. Changing one for the other might also be taken as a changing of style.

Knowing where you stand is another thing.

And Texas Gov. Rick Perry wasn’t quite sure over the weekend:

“Perry didn’t look like the same politician of two years ago at the RedState conservative blogger conference on Saturday,” the Dallas News’ Wayne Slater wrote of the event staged in New Orleans.

He was wearing black glasses and dress shoes. Two years ago, when he launched his campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination at a RedState gathering, “he wore his trademark cowboy boots.” Back surgery has put the boots in the closet.

“If Perry looked a little different, some things don’t change – like recalling numbers or geography,” Slater reports. “Touting Texas, Perry declared, ‘There are many other states that embrace those conservative values, the approach we’ve taken over the years. I’m in one today – Florida.”’

“We’re in Louisiana,” someone shouted.

In an interview with RedState, Perry did tip his hat to Gov. Bobby Jindal, “here in New Orleans.”

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