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Perry Calls Fast and Furious ‘Nixonian’

Rick Perry, the Texas governor and former presidential candidate, is no longer really involved in the 2012 election, but that’s not keeping him from weighing in on matters political and presidential. On CBS’s Face the Nation, Perry likened President Obama’s handling of the Operation Fast and Furious case to the Watergate scandal. “You have a president who is using his executive privilege to keep that information from Congress,” he said. “If that’s not Nixonian, then I don’t know what is.”