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Your Rick Perry fact of the day

From the Associated Press, reporting on a coyote shot by the governor of Texas:

Perry told The Associated Press on Tuesday he needed just one shot from the laser-sighted pistol he sometimes carries while jogging to take down a coyote that menaced his puppy during a February run near Austin.

Go ahead and laugh, but this is the kind of stuff that immediately endeared conservatives to Sarah Palin. It's the kind of stuff -- so much less important than his state sovereignty record, but important in building his image -- that has grassroots conservatives daydreaming about a Perry run for president in 2012, despite his many statements to the contrary.

By David Weigel  |  April 28, 2010; 2:02 PM ET
Categories:  2012 Election  
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