Obama's 2012 strongest rival Rick Perry wore undies made by mum

Editors' Picks

  • Louis van Gaal talks about not knowing Angel Di Maria’s whereabouts

    Louis van Gaal talks about not knowing Angel Di Maria’s whereabouts

    Louis van Gaal talks about not knowing Angel Di Maria’s whereabouts

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said that he doesn't know where record signing Angel Di Maria is. …

  • PSG beat Manchester United in Chicago

    PSG beat Manchester United in Chicago

    PSG beat Manchester United in Chicago

    Blaise Matuidi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored first half goals as Paris Saint-Germain beat Manchester United 2-0 on Wednesday in their International Champions Cup clash in Chicago. The game between the two sides was shrouded in a bubbling controversy with Manchester United without Argentine winger Angel Di Maria, who is reportedly seeking a move away from the English Premier League side with PSG a likely destination. The victory for the French team moved them to the top of the invitational …

  • West Brom sign Wales defender Chester from Hull City

    West Brom sign Wales defender Chester from Hull City

    West Brom sign Wales defender Chester from Hull City

    Premier League West Bromwich Albion have signed Wales international defender James Chester from relegated Hull City on a four-year deal, the Baggies said on Wednesday. West Brom manager Tony Pulis told the club website (www.wba.co.uk) that the 26-year-old, who started his career at Manchester United, came with glowing references from Hull boss Steve Bruce. …

  • A legend or a footnote in EPL: Tracing the legacy of Robin Van Persie

    A legend or a footnote in EPL: Tracing the legacy of Robin Van Persie

    A legend or a footnote in EPL: Tracing the legacy of Robin Van Persie

    One wonders how the Dutchman will be remembered by the Arsenal and Manchester United fans …

  • Mexico fire coach Herrera after alleged punching incident

    Mexico fire coach Herrera after alleged punching incident

    Mexico fire coach Herrera after alleged punching incident

    By Carlos Calvo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Miguel Herrera, Mexico's national soccer team coach, was fired on Tuesday, a day after he allegedly punched a reporter who had criticized his team's performance in the recent Copa America and Gold Cup tournaments. "After evaluating the situation and listening to everyone that makes up this family, I've made the decision to remove Miguel Herrera from his post," Decio de Maria, president of the Mexican Football Federation (FMF), told a news conference as …

  • Manchester United feel betrayed as Sergio Ramos edges closer to new deal at Real Madrid

    Manchester United feel betrayed as Sergio Ramos edges closer to new deal at Real Madrid

    Manchester United feel betrayed as Sergio Ramos edges closer to new deal at Real Madrid

    Manchester United feel betrayed by Sergio Ramos' change in decision and with his reported contract extension at Real Madrid just a formality now, think that he used them to leverage a new deal. …

Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry, who doesn't shy away from admitting that he wore underwear made his mom during his college days, has emerged as the strongest challenger to Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential poll.

Often described as an "evangelical Christian", Perry is also a fiscal conservative who turned down more than half-a-billion of Obama's GFC stimulus money for his state's unemployed, news.com.au reports.

Reports suggest that he considered becoming a commercial pilot in order to save his family's farm in 1978, but the rains came at the last minute and he entered politics instead.

Perry, who holds the record of not losing any election so far, had admitted last year that his mother was an excellent seamstress who made all the family's clothes, except for jeans.

"When I went to college, mother still made my underwear," he said.

He has presided over more executions than any other governor. His tally of 232 people far surpasses former president George W. Bush's previous record of 152, when he was governor.

The most controversial execution in Perry's time as governor was that of Cameron Todd Willingham in 2004, who was convicted of murdering his three young girls by arson in 1992. He was executed in 2004, but in 2009 an investigative report found a case of arson couldn't be sustained.

Perry announced his candidacy in South Carolina on Saturday, and emphasised on his economic credentials and Texas' job growth, his conservative stances on social issues and his faith while addressing people there. (ANI)