The Washington Times - September 20, 2011, 03:18PM

From CBS News: Texas Gov. Rick Perry got an unexpected welcoming party when the GOP presidential candidate arrived in Harlem today: Longtime Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel. The wily Democrat, who has represented the largely black and Latino neighborhood for 42 years in the House, startled reporters waiting for Perry when he turned up outside Papasito’s Bar, where the governor was scheduled to meet local business readers. Wearing a cat-that-ate-the-canary grin, the congressman insisted that he “had no idea it was a Republican event.” Tongue remaining firmly in cheek, he continued that he felt he should be on hand because he understood that “one of the community leaders had invited a distinguished guest - to my city and specifically to my congressional district.” Rangel made plain, however, his view of that “distinguished guest.” (more)

 

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