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Jon Huntsman Tweaks Rick Perry By Tweet: 'I Believe In Evolution...'

Jon Huntsman, r, shakes a man's hand in Nashua, N.H., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. Cheryl Senter/AP hide caption

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Jon Huntsman, r, shakes a man's hand in Nashua, N.H., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011.

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Jon Huntsman Jr. (remember him?) rose from the relative obscurity of the back of the Republican presidential candidates pack Thursday, to tweak with a tweet fellow White House hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry for expressing skepticism about evolution.

To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.

But the former Utah governor quickly followed up with a shot at President Obama, in what looked like a attempt to keep whatever GOP street cred he still has:

And also, with the jobs crisis this country faces, President Obama should be calling Congress back to DC, not going on a 10 day vacation.