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07/21/2014 03:57 pm ET

Rick Perry Called Out Amid Feud With Rand Paul

Gov. Rick Perry gives a speech during the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, June, 5, 2014. In his addres
Gov. Rick Perry gives a speech during the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, June, 5, 2014. In his address, the longest-serving governor in the state's history focused more on the future and national issues than his political legacy at home. (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)

Several years after leaving office, Ronald Reagan was giving a luncheon speech in Los Angeles when he was asked during the question-and-answer session about the Middle East. Reagan responded with a parable about a frog and a scorpion on the bank of a stream as the water was rising, threatening them.

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