WASHINGTON (AP) - Governor Rick Perry had to admit "de-feet"
today when his cowboy boots went toe-to-toe with vivid footwear of
the prince of Bhutan (boo-TAHN').
Perry was in Washington at the opening of the Smithsonian
Folklife Festival on the National Mall.
Perry says he told the prince that there are very few times in
his life that he's ever been "outbooted."
The Bhutan prince (Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck) wore brightly
colored, knee length, stocking-like boots that are ornately
embroidered and festively colored.
Texas is one of the themes of this year's festival.
The other two themes are NASA and Bhutan.
NASA's Johnson Space Center is in Houston, where astronauts
Buildings on the University of Texas at El Paso campus are
inspired by Bhutan architecture. The prince is scheduled to visit
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