Ad of the Day: Texas governor's tarmac letter to Obama
By Emi Kolawole
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is out with an ad that touts his having handed President Obama a letter while greeting him on the tarmac at the Austin, Tex., airport. The move was part of Perry's work to combat illegal immigration.
In the ad, which is aptly called "Border," Perry says: "Securing our borders is Washington's responsibility, but it's Texas's problem. I recently confronted Barack Obama with detailed steps to reduce drug cartel violence along the border."
The Obama-Perry tarmac incident was given moderate press attention when it happened, mostly because Obama did not accept the letter directly (notice the video in the ad cuts away before you see a hand-off); an aide accepted it on his behalf.
(via Hotline On Call)
| October 1, 2010; 12:25 PM ET
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