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Video: Perry Talks "Second Chances" on Jimmy Kimmel

Gov. Rick Perry, who's considering a repeat run for president, went on the Jimmy Kimmel show in Austin on Tuesday night, where he talked about music, marijuana decriminalization and whether he'll seek the presidency again. 

It wasn't a particularly friendly crowd; the longest-serving Texas governor got booed, and joked about his decision not to run for re-election: "After 14 years of this kind of love, it's all good, man." 

On marijuana decriminalization, a topic that gained him applause from the audience, Perry said: "You don’t want to ruin a kid’s life for having a joint. That’s historically what you saw." (He also told Kimmel he'd never smoked pot.) 

Asked if he'll run for president, Perry laughed, "This is probably not the place I want to announce. This is not the crowd." 

He then added: "America is a great place for second chances. Let’s just leave it at that."