Taibbi: Perry ‘just kind of lost it’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 9:35 EDT
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Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi on Current TV.
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Rolling Stone contributor Matt Taibbi says that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has “just kind of lost it.”

Over the weekend, Perry gave an odd speech in New Hampshire that quickly went viral and caused some to suggest that he might be medicated or drunk.

“When he felt like he was on his own turf, he comes across as a very commanding, slick, smooth politician,” Taibbi told Current TV’s Keith Olbermann Monday. “But as soon as he got into the rigors of the campaign — you know, some people can just kind of handle having their lives torn apart on national television and other people just can’t. And I think he’s just one of those guys.”

Read Taibbi’s latest Rolling Stone report, “Rick Perry: The Best Little Whore in Texas.”

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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