Earlier this week, the Rick Perry campaign released a web spot including unflattering photos of Democrat Bill White - White with a crying baby, White with Middle Eastern businessmen, White with... Yao Ming. I asked y'all why you thought Yao was in there, and got these responses:

--It had nothing to do with cap and trade.

--The common thread in all the photos (in the ad) were they all made White look goofy.

--I can't think that Yao or his public relations people like the governor using him in a political attack ad.

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--I'm pretty sure the campaign thinks picking on Asians plays well with supporters, but that is unacceptable in my mind.

--Why would you ask if showing Yao is somehow anti-Chinese, without asking if the video is also anti-white for showing him with a white baby?

KPRC-TV in Houston took the "Why Yao" question straight to Gov. Rick Perry, and to Yao's agent (no response yet). Check out Mary Benton's piece - and the governor's response - from last night's news in Houston:

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