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Bizarre Perry Speech Sparks Drunk Rumors

Highlight video from 'expressive' NH speech goes viral
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2011 2:09 AM CDT

(Newser) – Was Rick Perry pie-eyed during a speech to a conservative group in New Hampshire on Friday? In a video that has since gone viral, the candidate adopted an exuberant, jokey style and pulled a lot of funny faces, leading some commentators to believe that the Texas governor was distinctly refreshed. "It was different," the mayor of Manchester told the Huffington Post after the speech.

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The speech shows that Perry is "passionate about the issues he talks about," a campaign spokeswoman says. "We're not saying that he's definitely drunk, we're just saying, watch the whole thing," muses Max Read at Gawker. (Read more Rick Perry stories.)

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