Sources within the GOP confirm to Capitol Hill Blue that Texas governor Rick Perry was “blasted” when he delivered a rambling, sometimes incoherent speech in Manchester, New Hampshire Friday night.
“He was wasted,” says one GOP political operative present at the event. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Manchester Mayor Ted Getsas called the speech “different” but also said he had never seen anything quite like Perry’s performance at the podium.
“It was different. That’s all I have to say about it,” Getsas said.
Perry spokesman Mark Miner wouldn’t say if Perry had anything to drink or if he was under the influence of any substances. Instead, his canned response is that “the governor is passionate about the issues he talks about.”
But some in attendance Friday night said passion is not what they saw on the podium. Perry rambled on and off topic, slurred his words and appeared uncomfortable. Seat glistened from his forehead.
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