Perry Tries To Call On A Mannequin At Q&A

Well, this is odd. Rick Perry apparently tried to call on a mannequin during a question-and-answer session in Bluffton, S.C., reports the LA Times:

After Perry left, walking by a mannequin wearing a Squat N’ Gobble t-shirt whose hand was raised above her head – a hand Perry tried to call on during a question-and-answer period — a spirited political discussion broke out in the restaurant, with some patrons waving Nobama ’12 bumper stickers.

Update: National Journal’s Repecca Kaplan tweets that the press consensus is that Perry was joking:

Perry press corps consensus from re-watching the tape: he joked that the mannequin had her hand up in the back.