FORT WORTH, Texas — Between events in Fort Worth and Dallas Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry called in to conservative pundit Sean Hannity's radio show, and the host brought up a controversial story published by the online publication Politico this week with the headline "Is Rick Perry Dumb?"
"What's dumb is to oversee an economy that has lost that many millions of jobs ... to downgrade the credit of this country ... to put fiscal policies in place that were a disaster back in the '30s and try them again in 2000s," Perry said.
Hannity quickly warned that the thought listeners will take away from the interview could be: "Perry calls Obama policies 'dumb.'"
"Are you ready for that headline?" Hannity asked.
"America is ready for leadership," Perry said.
Perry continued on the intellect theme, explaining why he thinks it's a problem that many of Obama's advisers come from academia.
"They have gone to some great schools and they are intellectually smart, but he does not have wise people around him ... He has listened to smart people but nobody who has real wisdom," Perry said.