Perry tries to limit the damage after gaffe
November 10th, 2011
07:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Perry tries to limit the damage after gaffe

(CNN) - The morning after a debate gaffe that many political watchers say will go down in modern political history, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said his "brain freeze" shows that he is not "the slickest politician" among the field of Republican presidential hopefuls.

During the debate in Rochester, Michigan on Wednesday night, Perry said he would eliminate three federal agencies if elected president - but he was able to name only two of them.

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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Rick Perry • Texas
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Rick should change his name to Urkel. "Did I do that?" may make for a good foreign policy strategy.

    November 10, 2011 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    Maybe he has dementia....that would explain why he switched parties years ago.

    November 10, 2011 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  3. ST

    Perry should not worry much. He is not the only person who experienced a foggy head. We witnessed also the Arizona governor (Brewer) doing the same!

    November 10, 2011 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  4. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    America is just finding out what many of us in Texas have known for years. Rick Perry's elevator does NOT go all the way up to the top. If God really told Perry that he should run for POTUS it just proves that the Almighty has a sense of humor.

    November 10, 2011 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  5. Dr M Law

    Uh, maybe the Federal Agency of the President of the USA????? Isn't that the 3rd?

    November 10, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |