"Sarah Palin did a fabulous job of representing the values of Republican governors and the Republican Governors Association," Perry said.
"We look forward to her giving her vision and our vision of what the Republican Party will look like in the future and should look like in the future."
Perry said Americans want to see a GOP led by people like the country's Republican governors who espouse “traditional American values...day in and day out."
Here's video of Perry's introduction and Palin's speech, courtesy of C-Span.
And here's video of Palin's press conference that followed.
According to Jonathon Martin at Politico, the presser was a little awkward because all the reporters' were interested in Palin and only Palin, even though Perry and other governors were on stage with her.
It's a dramatic shift from what occurred at the last press conference Perry and Palin attended together at a Republican Governors Association conference at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine back in April. That was months before Palin was announced as John McCain's surprise pick for running mate and at a moment when some were speculating whether Perry might get offered the job. The small group of Texas reporters in attendance focused nearly all their questions on Perry even though Palin and three other governors were there too. (Minutes after the press conference ended, Perry revealed he would run for another term as governor in 2010.)
Of course, Palin ended up making some dramatic news at that event too, though it didn't come out until a few days later.