Jon Stewart dubs Rick Perry the ‘Indict Cowboy’ (VIDEO)

August 29, 2014


Jon Stewart is very excited about the possibility of Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) running for president again, so he devoted an entire segment to Perry — or as the Daily Show host called him, "Indict Cowboy" — and his recent felony charges and swing state tourist sightings.

Stewart also added a misdemeanor charge to the governor's record for "stealing MSNBC's glasses."

Bonus: The Washington Post's "Hello Kitty" coverage was mentioned at the beginning of the segment, when the brand's non-cat status was listed as one of the week's sad news stories — which Stewart's Perry coverage was supposed to remedy.

Rick Perry, governor of Texas, right, gestures as he leaves the Travis County Courthouse after being booked on charges of public corruption in Austin, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The 64-year-old Republican is accused of abusing his authority by trying to force out the Democratic prosecutor whose office probes government corruption across Texas. Jack Plunkett/Bloomberg
Jaime Fuller reports on national politics for "The Fix" and Post Politics. She worked previously as an associate editor at the American Prospect, a political magazine based in Washington, D.C.
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