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HuTube: Why Yao?

The latest Texans for Rick Perry web video gives us an idea of how the campaign will frame Democratic opponent Bill White. But what is Yao Ming doing in there?

Yao Ming and Bill White photo used in Texans for Perry web video.

Team Perry's video response to Democrat Bill White's latest television ad includes photos of White with various characters - Barack Obama, a crying baby and businessmen from the Middle East. But watch it one more time, and you'll notice that when the ad also includes a photo of White with a less likely political target - basketball star Yao Ming.

So, why Yao? Does this say something about a disdain for tall basketball stars? Chinese people? Or just cap-and-trade, as the web video mentions? Check it out and let me know what you think:

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