Even though he dropped out of the presidential race to spend more time tweeting manly photos of himself and endorse Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry is making a bid for America's attention. The Texas governor is asking the Federal Election Commission to let him turn the leftover money in his campaign war chest into a super PAC, Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel reports, speculating Perry wants to maintain "a foothold in national politics." Perry also asked if he could use the money to run for a fourth term as governor, though that election's not until 2014.

Last week, though, Perry said another run for the presidency was "absolutely possible." He'll need lots of super PAC ads to rebuild his reputation as a native English speaker.