I'm not even sure what to make of this — I'm just throwing it out there: Does Governor Goodhair have some sort of hair fetish?
I know it seems absurd, but once in video (see below), and once to a reporter from the Dallas Morning News, he's been touching people's hair and straightening them out for them…and maybe it's just me, but twice like that in a short span seems like a calling card of personal behavior, and not just fluke instances. (Credit to the Trailblazers blog for raising these two instances to my attention).
Thiis clip from KXAN shows him petting down someone's hair:
Then read this from Marjorie Korn of the Dallas Morning News:
I had my own encounter with Perry's hair affinity last weekend, after his speech in Washington. It was my first time covering the governor, and I had tracked him down in the hallway to ask about his tête-à-tête with rival Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. But the tête he was most concerned with at first was mine. With a simple swift movement, the man known to many as "Gov. Good Hair" deftly smoothed some errant tresses--before brushing off my question about Hutchison's Republican primary threat.
Again, I stress — this is totally non-important, and just something I came across while reading newsclips on my lunch break. But it seems weird, and the fact that (A) it's happened twice, and (B) the Dallas Morning News posted it on their blog, made me pay attention enough to at least want to pass it on.