Is Rick Perry really the Miley Cyrus of the GOP?

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After a trip to New Hampshire, an editorial in the Concord Monitor newspaper compares Texas Gov. Rick Perry to singer Miley Cyrus. But can he twerk?

The comparison lies in the fact that Cyrus asked a homeless man to accept her award at MTV’s Video Music Awards in an attempt to improve her image.

Cyrus may be sincere, but the move feels like a calculated effort toward image rehabilitation – a bid to be taken more seriously. The governor of Texas can relate.

The editorial points out that Perry continues to “work on his own personal transformation from 2012 primary punchline to legitimate contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.”

Like many, it also takes a shot at his new glasses.

“It’s hard not to wonder whether the professorial glasses paired with the all-black attire at Saturday’s picnic in Chichester was merely a superficial effort to change perception without actually doing any intellectual heavy lifting — sort of like a pop star launching by proxy a campaign to end homelessness. … He should know, however, that New Hampshire voters are unlikely to fall for gimmickry.”

It’s not the first time a major player in politics has been compared to Miley Cyrus.

For example, there was that time John Boehner made his way into a parody of one of her music videos:

Via Concord Monitor

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