The Oops Diaries: Anita Perry — Spouse, Adviser

"Anita was all in, not only as a confidante and surrogate, but as an adviser and protector. This wasn’t another race for governor. The kids were grown. The klieg lights were on. She and her husband would be beamed into people’s living rooms from Boca Raton to Seattle."

— Excerpted from Oops! A Diary from the 2012 Campaign Trail.

From Chapter 15: "The Missus"

When Gov. Rick Perry ran for re-election in 2006, one of his opponents, the humorist and writer Kinky Friedman, commissioned the manufacture of an action figure in his own likeness.

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