09/23/2011 05:39 pm ET Updated Nov 23, 2011

Rick Perry: The One Party Politician

The Lone Star State this summer has been scorched by record heat and drought and seared by horrific wildfires. The National Weather Service recently reported that Texas in 2011 recorded the hottest summer for any state in the history of federal records. Hand-lettered signs tacked to utility poles read simply: pray for rain.

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