Perry, whose past debate performances raised questions about his readiness for the national stage, stumbled badly in the course of naming three federal agencies he would eliminate. In the course of promising to repeal job-crushing government regulations, Perry said he would eliminate three government agencies. But in an excruciating minute-long answer full of pauses, he could not remember the third. “Commerce, Education, and the — what’s the third one there? Let’s see,” Perry said, looking puzzled and searching his notes.
When he finally named the Environmental Protection Agency after another candidate mentioned it as a possibility, Harwood followed up. “Seriously, is the EPA the one you were talking about?” he asked. “No sir, no sir. We were talking about the agencies of government — the EPA needs to be rebuilt,” Perry responded. “There’s no doubt about that. But you can’t name the third one?” Harwood pressed. Finally, Perry gave up.
“Commerce and, let’s see,” he said. “I can’t. The third one, I can’t. Sorry. Oops.” The moment was so problematic that the Perry campaign made the rare decision to bring the candidate himself into the spin room to explain himself. It turned out the agency he was searching for was the Department of Energy “I’m sure glad I had my boots on because I sure stepped in it out there,” Perry told a pack of reporters. “The bottom line is, I may have forgotten Energy, but I didn’t forget my conservative principles.”
How does this guy think that it’s cool to just have a “brain freeze” and you’re trying to be the President of the United States???? GTFOHWTBS
Peep your boy Herman Cain on the flippy…