Video blogger Jay Smooth Tuesday commended Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry for comparing himself to Superman.

“Superman came to the United States as an undocumented immigrant,” Smooth noted. “He loved America so much that he was willing to take on a secret identity, live a double life and step up to do the hardest most back-breaking work that no one else was willing to do.”

“I applaud Rick Perry for embracing the idea that an undocumented immigrant named ‘Kal-El’ could be rightfully recognized as just as much of a citizen, just as much an American as any of us.”

Watch this video from Jay Smooth, broadcast Sept. 6, 2011.