April 23, 2009 2:09 AM

Commentary: Perry's word put ideology over country

Have you ever had one of those moments when you gazed across and did not recognize your fellow Americans? I find myself in the middle of one. I felt it last week, that jolt of unrecognition, that instant of worry for the state – and future – of the Union. Not because of the so-called "teabag" protests on April 15. No, it was Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking after one such demonstration, who made the moment surreal.

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