(Huffington Post) Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, speaks during the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The talent show that is a presidential campaign began in earnest Saturday as more than 1,200 Republican activists, who probably will vote in Iowa's caucuses, packed into a historic Des Moines theater to see and hear from a parade of their party's prospective entries. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said the people of his state are crazy.
Perry was responding to recent comments made by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), who called Texas a "crazy state" during a committee hearing on the Affordable Care Act on Monday.
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"He called Texans crazy. He is right," Perry said at an American Principles Project event Thursday night. "We're crazy about jobs. We're crazy about opportunity… And we're particularly crazy about the Second Amendment and the 10th Amendment. What we're not crazy about is a government that taxes too much, borrows too much, spends too much."