During his 10 years as governor, Rick Perry has given his share of boring speeches.
But Wednesday he took it to another level. During remarks at the University of Texas at Dallas, a student standing behind Perry collapsed to the floor. She couldn't take it any longer.
"I knew I was getting a little long and boring," Perry told the woman after he scurried to the floor to help her.
Nicole Halper, a senior and electrical engineering major at the school, said she has never "passed out" before. Perry consoled her, saying that his legs have locked once or twice over the years.
As the cameras rolled and photographers rushed to the podium, Perry attended to Halper, held her hand and eventually helped her to a seat. There she listened to the rest of Perry's speech, which restarted with the words "in conclusion."
Perry later joked that Halper was lucky he didn't have to administer CPR, though such a heroic act could have been right on par with shooting a wily coyote.
By the way, Halper is okay and was laughing and posing for pictures after the event.
Perry was at UTD to announce a $150,000 Texas Workforce Commission grant to establish the All Across Texas Center for college and career preparedness.
Why aren't there any pictures of this... or video??