Ex-Quayle Aide: It Will Be ‘Almost Impossible’ For Rick Perry To Shed Caricature

AP

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) gaffe-filled 2012 presidential bid may have cemented his public image once and for all, a former aide to ex-Vice President Dan Quayle told the Los Angeles Times in a story published online Thursday evening.

Quayle, of course, had his own share of missteps and was the butt of many late night jokes — a fate that David Beckwith, who worked with the former vice president, said might be irreversible for Perry. 

“Once it happens, it’s almost impossible to reverse,” Beckwith said. 

Read the entire piece, which focuses on Perry’s future plans, here

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