Flustered by reporter, Perry repeatedly demands source’s name

By Andrew Jones
Monday, January 2, 2012 12:21 EDT
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Texas Governor Rick Perry (R). Photo: AFP.
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Texas Governor Rick Perry has no love for nameless allegations.

When Politico reporter Mike Allen asked him about rumors of discontentment within his campaign Tuesday morning in Iowa, Perry repeatedly insisted that Allen name his source before he’d comment on the story.

“I don’t know who you’re talking to so I can respond to,” he said. “Give me a name.”

When Allen would not name his source and instead repeated the question, Perry dug in.

“You’ve got a name?” he asked. “You’ve got a name? You’ve got a name?”

He added: “If you don’t have a name to tell me this individual said this, then I don’t take as a corroborative source. Don’t come to me and say respond to this, and you’re either not willing or you don’t have a name.”

WATCH: Video from Politico, which was published on January 2, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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