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NU HAR ÄVEN guvernör Rick Perry från Texas gett sig in i den republikanska presidentvalskampanjen.

Paul Burka har skrivit om Perry sedan 80-talet. Och lagom till Perrys tillkännagivande har han i Texas Monthly skrivit om “Eight things you ought to know before you start writing stories about Rick Perry”.

Här är ett litet utdrag:

He is secretive and leery of the media (sometimes to the point of hostility), and he has a strategically valuable knack for being underestimated by his critics.


As a late arrival in the Republican ranks, Perry had no fund-raising base and little name identification. He had no choice but to gravitate to the conservative wing of the GOP, where he could prove up his conservative bona fides.


He is the kind of politician who would rather be feared than loved—or respected. And he has gotten his wish. Perry does not have many friends in the Legislature.


It is uncanny how often good fortune has been in Perry’s corner throughout his political career. His opponents self-destruct […] If you look at Perry’s career, it seems that fate is always arranging the universe so that its favorite son will be in the right place at the right time.

Läs mer: ”Don’t Mess With Texas” av Evan Thomas. ”The Perry Doctrine och ”The Texas Curriculum Massacre av Evan Smith. En samling artiklar om Perry har Texas Monthly samlat under The Perry Trove. Tidskriftsomslaget ovan är från Newsweek april 2010.

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