Rick Perry: North Korea wants to blow up Texas to stop my awesome awesomeness

By David Edwards
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 14:51 EDT
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Rick Perry speaks to CBS News
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) believes that his success as governor has made Texas a target for attack by North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.

Following the news that a North Korean government photo had revealed plans to strike cities in the United States, many were confused about why Austin made the list along with obvious targets like Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.

But on Wednesday, Perry explained to CBS News that North Korea’s military strategy made perfect sense considering the success that Texas had seen during the 12 years he had served as governor.

“What I will suggest to you is that one of the reasons that Austin is put on the map is that he put very important American cities on the map,” the Texas governor observed. “Economically, what has happened in Texas over the course of the last decade has made this city an epicenter for a lot of technology and a lot of economic development.”

“And I think the individuals in North Korea understand that Austin, Texas is now a very important city in America, as do corporate CEOs and other people who are moving here in record number.”

Watch this video from CBS’ This Morning, broadcast April 3, 2014.

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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