If you didn’t know any better, you might conclude that Rick Perry either is George W. Bush, or that he’s doing a pretty good imitation of him (or vice versa.)
Perry’s voice and intonation are a lot like Bush’s.
The gestures, the squinting and the laughter at seemingly inappropriate points in a sentence — are almost uncannily Bush-like.
Even the Texas swagger is reminiscent of Dubya, except that in Perry’s case,there’s a greater air of authenticity. George W. Bush and his family are Brahmin Yalies from New England. Rick Perry is a fifth-generation Lone Star state native who attended Texas A&M.