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Observer Radio Episode 72: The Political Implications of Rick Perry’s Indictment

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Rick Perry
Patrick Michels
Rick Perry speaks before turning himself in for booking on Thursday, August 19, 2014.
  • Chris Jonsson

    Governor Sound and Fury, signifying nothing.

Observer associate editor Forrest Wilder and politics writer Chris Hooks join us just a couple of days after watching Gov. Rick Perry turn himself in for booking in Austin. There are several questions sparked by Perry's indictment. Chief among them: Could the governor somehow use this situation to springboard his way into the White House?

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