Rick Perry Pt. 1

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Rick Perry thinks something happens to a lot of politicians when they cross the Potomac River. (4:25)

>> Jon: MY GUEST TONIGHT, HE'S

THE GOVERNOR OF GREAT STATE OF

TEXAS.

HIS NEW BOOK IS CALLED FED UP

OUR FIGHT TO SAVE AMERICA FROM

WASHINGTON.

PLEASE WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM

TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY.

SIR --

[ APPLAUSE ]

>> YOU'LL FIRED UP TONIGHT.

>> Jon: THANK YOU VERY MUCH

FOR BEING HERE.

>> GOOD TO BE WITH YOU, SIR.

>> Jon: TAKING THE TIME.

I KNOW YOU ARE A BUSY MAN WITH

WHAT RUNNING A STATE.

>> YES.

>> Jon: WHAT HAS YOU, GOVERNOR

FED UP SUCK -- WHAT WOULD YOU

SAY?

>> BEING TOLD HOW TO RUN OUR

BUSINESS.

WHETHER YOU PUT TOO MUCH SALT ON

THE FOOD AND UP TO THE

LIGHTBULLINGS IN YOUR HOUSE.

>> Jon: THE SALT PART OR THE

LIGHT BULB PART?

>> SERIOUSLY.

IT DOCUMENTS -- JORCH SHOULD

THEY BE ABLE TO TELL YOU HOW

MUCH LEAD CAN BE IN YOUR PAINT

OR -- SALMONELLA CAN BE --

[LAUGHTER]

>> THE E.P.A. FLEXIBLE

PERMITTING IN THE STATE OF TEXAS

WE CLEANED UP OUR AIR IN TEXAS

OVER THE LAST DECADE MORE THAN

ANY OTHER STATE IN THE NATION.

FLEXIBLE PROCESS PUT INTO PLACE

BY ANN RICHARDS, A DEMOCRAT

GOVERNOR AND APPROVED BY THE

CLINTON ADMINISTRATION.

THIS IS NOT A DEMOCRAT VERSUS

REPUBLICAN THING.

THIS ADMINISTRATION CAME IN

ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND YOU SAID,

YOU KNOW, WE DON'T REALLY THINK

WE LIKE THE WAY YOU ARE DOING

THE PERMITTING AND WE'RE GOING

TO TAKE IT OVER.

I SAID WAIT A MINUTE, WE CLEANED

OUR AIR UP MORE THAN ANY OTHER

STATE IN THE NATION WITH THE

EXCEPTION OF GEORGIA.

>> Jon: THEY HAD SOME -- TO BE

FAIR -- VERY DIRTY AIR.

[LAUGHTER]

>> WE DID A GOOD JOB.

WE DID IT OUR WAY.

THE FLEXIBLE PERMITTING.

AND -- I MIGHT ADD --

>> Jon: WHAT IF YOU DIDN'T

CLEAN UP THE AIR.

WOULD YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO NOT

CLEAN IT UP.

IS YOUR SUGGESTION THAT THE

STATES SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO

EITHER CLEAN UP THEIR AIR OR

NOT?

>> HERE IS WHAT I THINK: THE

STATES ARE BY AND LARGE RUN BY

THOUGHTFUL PEOPLE, MEN AND WOMEN

WHO AREN'T GOING TO LET THEIR

ENVIRONMENT GOOD TO HELL IN A

HAND BASKET.

IF YOU HAD A GOVERNOR OR

GOVERNMENT IN THERE THAT WAS

DOING THAT PEOPLE WOULD KICK

THEM OUT.

THIS BOOK IS ABOUT FREEDOM.

>> Jon: THE GOVERNOR OF YOUR

STATE WAS GEORGE BUSH BEFORE

YOU.

>> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> Jon: WHEN HE WAS GOVERNOR

OF TEXAS I'M ASSUMING YOU

BELIEVE HE WAS A THOUGHTFUL AND

I CAN'T GET THE WORD YOU USED

INDIVIDUAL.

WHEN HE WENT TO WASHINGTON DID

HE LOSE HIS MIND?

OR IS IT --

[LAUGHTER]

-- BECAUSE IT IS THE SAME

PERSON.

IF YOU WERE THE GOVERNOR OF

TEXAS AND YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF

A SMART AND THOUGHTFUL MAN, WHEN

DBU TO WASHINGTON DO THEY

CLASSIFY YOUR PLAIN -- CALCIFY

YOUR BRING?

>> I'VE SAID THAT FROM TIME TO

TIME.

PEOPLE AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT

PRESIDENT BUSH BUT I'M TALKING

ABOUT A LOT OF PEOPLE WHEN THEY

CROSS THE POTOMAC RIVER

SOMETHING HAPPENS FROM TIME TO

TIME.

IT'S LIKE A VIRUS.

MAYBE THEY SPEW IT OUT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.

>> Jon: YOU BELIEVE WASHINGTON

IS A HOME OF A TYPE OF EBOLA.

GETS INTO THE BLOOD STREAM

AND --

[LAUGHTER]

>> I CAN'T SAY --

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: YOU UNDERSTAND MY

POINT.

>> I THINK THEY GET ABSORBED

WITH THE WASHINGTON CULTURE, THE

LOBBYISTS, THE PROFIT -- SPECIAL

INTERESTS, ALL THE THINGS IN

WASHINGTON, D.C.

THEY ARE LIVING UP THERE VERY

REMOVED FROM THE STATE.

THE GREAT THING ABOUT GOVERNORS

IS WE'RE RIGHT THERE WITH THE

PEOPLE.

WE'RE TALKING TO THEM.

I GOOD TO CHURCH WITH THEM.

I SHOP WITH THEM I'M TRAVELING

THE STATE.

>> Jon: DOES THAT FREAK THEM

OUT.

IF A GUY IS LIKE I GOTTA PICK UP

MILK.

PERRY IS THE CAR AND HE'S

WALKING TO THE CART.

IT'S FREAKY.

>> I'M A BASKET GUY.

>> Jon: I UNDERSTAND.

HERE IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.

WE'LL TAKE A COMMERCIAL BREAK.

WE'LL COME BACK AND TALK MORE

ABOUT THIS IDEA OF STATE CONTROL

VERSUS FEDERAL CONTROL.

THAT SEEMS TO BE THE

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