Rick Perry On the Voting Age

"Governor Perry, one quick question this morning. What is..."
"Governor Perry, one quick question this morning. What is..."
"Yes?"
"Yes?"
"Sorry, I usually don't get to finish these. Um, ok, well, you seemed to have some confusion on this, so: what is the voting age?"
"Sorry, I usually don't get to finish these. Um, ok, well, you seemed to have some confusion on this, so: what is the voting age?"
"In Texas or..."
"In Texas or..."
"Well, yes, Texas and the rest of the country."
"Well, yes, Texas and the rest of the country."
"Hm."
"Hm."
"You know, it's not here in my dang notes. I told Griff about this. Heh."
"You know, it's not here in my dang notes. I told Griff about this. Heh."
"Why don't you just take a guess, sir."
"Why don't you just take a guess, sir."
"O ... K. It is, the voting age in the country is, uh, it is, let's see. 21."
"O ... K. It is, the voting age in the country is, uh, it is, let's see. 21."
"Huh? Huh? Yeah?"
"Huh? Huh? Yeah?"
"Nooo. Maybe try again."
"Nooo. Maybe try again."
(softly) "Jesus, Ricky."
(softly) "Jesus, Ricky."
"BOOM, got it -- 16. Ha HA. Yes."
"BOOM, got it -- 16. Ha HA. Yes."
"Nope."
"Nope."
"Huh. 17?"
"Huh. 17?"
"Sorry."
"Sorry."
"Oh. OH OH OH! Crud, I can't believe I forgot this. Sorry -- 19!"
"Oh. OH OH OH! Crud, I can't believe I forgot this. Sorry -- 19!"
"Try again."
"Try again."
"20?"
"20?"
(shakes head)
(shakes head)
"AHA! 21! Bam!"
"AHA! 21! Bam!"
"You said that already."
"You said that already."
"..."
"..."
"At conception...?"
"At conception...?"
(stares straight ahead for 30 seconds)
(stares straight ahead for 30 seconds)
"Let's see here..."
"Let's see here..."
"GD Griffin. WE TALKED ABOUT THIS AFTER LAST TIME!"
"GD Griffin. WE TALKED ABOUT THIS AFTER LAST TIME!"
"Sorry, dad."
"Sorry, dad."
"Well, um, maybe we'll just circle back to that one. (laughs) I mean, I'm sure you'll figure out the age of the younger voters by the time the election happens in November."
"Well, um, maybe we'll just circle back to that one. (laughs) I mean, I'm sure you'll figure out the age of the younger voters by the time the election happens in November."
"Hah, yep. Wait -- what?"
"Hah, yep. Wait -- what?"
"The election is in November?!"
"The election is in November?!"

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