Perry deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to border

perryGov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, announced Monday that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as he accuses the Federal government of offering “lip service” on border security.

The announcement comes as the Obama regime is still struggling to deal with the influx of more than 50,000 children, most from Central America, who have crossed into the United States in the past year. The additional resources are not aimed at the children themselves, Perry said, describing them instead as a “force multiplier” to help the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) “combat the brutal Mexican drug cartels that are preying upon our communities.”

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Gov. Rick Perry’s latest controversy: drunk or sober?

Some watched and listened to Gov. Rick Perry’s recent speech in New Hampshire and speculated that perhaps the Republican Presidential hopeful was drunk.

During his October 28, 2011 presentation at the Cornerstone annual awards and fundraising dinner, Perry re-asserted his conservative credentials and offered details about his flat tax proposal.

We watched the entire speech, and we’re not quite sure why anyone would conclude the governor had imbibed too much before speaking. Perhaps the governor’s critics aren’t familiar with the cadence or speech patterns of Texans or southerners?

The audio is a little soft, but here’s the full, 25-minute speech Perry delivered before a Manchester, New Hampshire audience: