Colbert: I Think Rick Perry ‘Likes Me Back’ (VIDEO)

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August 18, 2011 7:21 a.m.

Stephen Colbert says Texas Gov. Rick Perry has the biggest “huevos rancheros” in the 2012 Republican presidential race. So, naturally, he’s long been beating back all those “wannabe Super PACs to become Rick Perry’s official unofficial, non-connected, independent expenditure, all-you-can-eat money trough.”

While there’s no official connection between Colbert’s PAC and Perry’s campaign, Colbert said on Wednesday night, “I think he likes me back.”Exhibit “A,” Colbert said, Perry announced his candidacy in South Carolina, practically around the corner from Colbert’s childhood home. And what’s more, Perry’s campaign recently poached Colbert PAC’s treasurer, Salvatore Purpura.

“Perry is taking sloppy seconds on my treasurer,” Colbert said, who knows everything from how much money he’s raised to his passwords on “adult” websites.

But, again, there’s no official connection between Perry’s campaign and Colbert’s PAC. He wants to make it clear, “they are as separate as church and state … under a Perry administration.”

Watch the video:

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