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Rick Perry says eliminate 3 agencies, canít name them
AP (Sun Times) ^ | 11/9/2011

Posted on 11/09/2011 7:23:37 PM PST by South40

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry says he would eliminate three federal agencies. Just don’t ask him to name them.

The Texas governor on Wednesday night struggled during a debate with his rivals and said he would nix the Commerce and Education departments. He drew a blank when the moderator asked what the third agency would be.

Perry previously has called on the elimination of the Energy Department.

Perry is only saying “oops” for drawing a blank on a favorite subject of criticism on the campaign trail.

He has struggled at previous debates and although he’s committed to four more, his advisers are considering skipping future ones.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brainless; heartless; idiot; perry; perrydrunk; toast
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1 posted on 11/09/2011 7:23:39 PM PST by South40
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To: org.whodat; cripplecreek; TADSLOS; BobL; raybbr; fieldmarshaldj; DoughtyOne; Dick Bachert; ...

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2 posted on 11/09/2011 7:24:53 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney & the Marxist Kenyan)
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To: South40

Not this generation’s Einstein by a long shot.
Slow brain IMO.
He’s done, was already done IMO.


3 posted on 11/09/2011 7:26:22 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: South40

Bad moment for him. Good for Herman as the media will be showing Perry’s brain freeze incessantly for the next few days, giving Herman a break.


4 posted on 11/09/2011 7:26:43 PM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: South40

I felt sorry for him. He really sucks at debating, but was trying so hard to do it well. And then he couldn’t remember the name of the third department he would cut. It was like watching a kid at a school play forget the lines . . .


5 posted on 11/09/2011 7:27:35 PM PST by BAW (No Romney.)
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To: South40

Great, a candidate that can’t remember his own ideas.


6 posted on 11/09/2011 7:28:00 PM PST by omega4179 (We can't wait!............. for the end of an error.....1-20-13)
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To: South40

The Chicago Sun times knows very well it is the EPA.


7 posted on 11/09/2011 7:28:00 PM PST by marty60
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To: A CA Guy

The title is a little misleading, almost makes it sound like he couldn’t name ANY of them.

I just saw the clip one of the worst gaffes I’ve seen.


8 posted on 11/09/2011 7:28:16 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: South40
Goofy.


9 posted on 11/09/2011 7:28:48 PM PST by garjog
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To: BAW
And then he couldn’t remember the name of the third department he would cut. It was like watching a kid at a school play forget the lines . . .

Yes. Very presidential.

10 posted on 11/09/2011 7:29:16 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: South40

Just wow. We all warned them but they just wouldn’t listen.

How long now til he officially quits the race?


11 posted on 11/09/2011 7:29:47 PM PST by free me (heartless)
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To: BAW

Agreed. I came out against Perry and caught huge Shi@t. Not proud at this moment.


12 posted on 11/09/2011 7:30:50 PM PST by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: South40

He was rolling along just fine. I thought he was having his best debate performance ever. Then...BAM!

It was painful to watch. I felt bad for him.


13 posted on 11/09/2011 7:31:11 PM PST by smoothsailing (FUMR-FUBO- the left is a seething mass neurosis)
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To: South40

That was quick. I am sure if he hadn’t of messed up, he would never be mentioned.

and I am not a Perry fan. LOL


14 posted on 11/09/2011 7:31:14 PM PST by dforest
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To: South40

Perry forgetting the third agency is merely an attack by the Democrat establishment to make him look bad!

Democrats have secret mind altering technology that they beamed into his head to make it harder for him to remember. It was invented by the CIA.

They do that to all of the candidates that they don’t like to force us to vote for guys like Romney.

Just kidding.


15 posted on 11/09/2011 7:32:20 PM PST by garjog
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To: marty60
I felt sorry for him. It was made worse when the moderator pushed him on it as if to exploit the situation.

I've spoken publicly many times and it's happened to me more times than I can remember (no pun intended). It was pretty bad timing for Perry, though especially when you consider he had been doing much better than the other debates.

16 posted on 11/09/2011 7:32:20 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney & the Marxist Kenyan)
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To: South40

I’m not a Perry supporter, but felt sorry for his blank moment. He answered that question several times this past week, but “the dept. of energy” slipped his mind. I agree he is done, but don’t agree with all the dogging on him.


17 posted on 11/09/2011 7:33:07 PM PST by Jaidyn
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To: South40

That’s right, elect your POTUS based on Peephole magazine trivia. Shame on all.


18 posted on 11/09/2011 7:33:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: South40
They were not even “Agencies of Government”

They are Departments -— Cabinets!

19 posted on 11/09/2011 7:33:36 PM PST by TRY ONE (Obummer: The economy sucks......might as well go play golf)
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To: Jaidyn

Very sad. He’ s toast.


20 posted on 11/09/2011 7:34:27 PM PST by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: free me
"How long now til he officially quits the race?"

Imagine if you were a big donor to the Perry campaign how you would feel watching him in this clip?


21 posted on 11/09/2011 7:35:39 PM PST by garjog
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To: South40

I don’t get it.

Is this stoopid FUKR in it to win it?

oR NOT?


22 posted on 11/09/2011 7:36:30 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: South40
Aphasia.

Can happen to everyone. Suggests some neurological damage ~ could be by drugs, injury, alcohol, poison, and, of course advancing old age.

It's probably not alcohol or drugs. Could be injury ~ or poison.

POISON?

Did you see what the Democrats were doing to Cain? What if they took a page out of the Ukrainian opposition book and simply poisoned Perri Caliente?

Check this: >http://www.newscientist.com/data/images/ns/cms/dn17570/dn17570-2_300.jpg<

23 posted on 11/09/2011 7:36:44 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: A CA Guy

Yep. He was ‘done’ with me with the whole ‘heartless’ comment.

We worked our asses off to get my husband into this country LEGALLY and with a GREEN CARD... He pays taxes and contributes to our society. I can’t tell you how much that angered me.


24 posted on 11/09/2011 7:39:19 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: South40

He sounded drunk, again.


25 posted on 11/09/2011 7:39:40 PM PST by NoLibZone (Occupy is the DNC's use of children,indigent & infirm to push back TeaParty calls for smaller gov't)
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To: South40

Politics are the opiate of an enslaved nation.

26 posted on 11/09/2011 7:40:08 PM PST by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: CommieCutter

Second time around he could only remember one! LOL


27 posted on 11/09/2011 7:40:14 PM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: smoothsailing
I felt bad for him.

And worse, Rick Perry is now being treated as a object of pity by the talking heads on CNBC.

From a purely selfish standpoint, this does hurt Texas. The lamestream media will enjoy mocking not just our governor but all Texans. (I really hope I'm wrong about that).

28 posted on 11/09/2011 7:40:22 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: South40
I was doing a presentation at work before a group of about 50 people and I had one of those moments where I made a mistake worse than what Perry made. These kind of gaffs are not a big deal. I despise Obama but anyone who thinks that Obama doesn't know there are 50 states and not 57 is an idiot. And does Herman Cain really believe that China doesn't already have nuclear weapons. Enough with this nonsense. It's pathetic.

It really doesn't matter so much who won or lost this so called debate. Besides, calling these modified press conferences debates is violence to the English language. What really is important is that we nominate that candidate who can have the best shot of defeating Obama. Newt cannot win. The Press will have a field day out of his personal life. He is unquestionably the best in front of a microphone because he's had so much practice. How good was he as Speaker? How much did he accomplish? And Herman Cain? Well we all know how poorly he has reacted to these allegations (even if they are a pack of lies). And one more thing about debates, you can bet your last dollar that when the press covers the "debates" in the general election, they will say that Obama handily wins the debate, no matter whether it's true or not. That much I'd bet my life on.

We need to have a few primary elections before we decide anything. Polls are rubbish at this point and the "debates" aren't much better.
29 posted on 11/09/2011 7:41:26 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: re_nortex
Here is video of Perry's big Oops!
30 posted on 11/09/2011 7:41:26 PM PST by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.com)
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To: South40
Slick talking politicians have done more harm, because people fall for dishonesty.

His answer to the job question was good, regarding Caterpillar . The Media Will go crazy with this clip. It is already top of Drudge. Not as bad as 57 states.

31 posted on 11/09/2011 7:42:26 PM PST by opentalk
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To: South40

We need to forget about that little debate thing and focus on what's important: Perry shooting something.

32 posted on 11/09/2011 7:42:42 PM PST by Dagnabitt
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To: muawiyah

You really need to up the medication.


33 posted on 11/09/2011 7:43:03 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Just think of the Saturday Night Live skits they could do on him if he were elected President.


34 posted on 11/09/2011 7:44:18 PM PST by ktupper
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Perry has brain freeze at GOP debate
35 posted on 11/09/2011 7:44:41 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: NoLibZone

“He sounded drunk, again.”

No, he is always that dimwitted.


36 posted on 11/09/2011 7:44:55 PM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: re_nortex

I hammered Perry and was reviled. He is a Bush clone, but more stupid. Toast.

Regards, Doodle


37 posted on 11/09/2011 7:45:07 PM PST by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: re_nortex

I hammered Perry and was reviled. He is a Bush clone, but more stupid. Toast.

Regards, Doodle


38 posted on 11/09/2011 7:45:10 PM PST by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: re_nortex

I hammered Perry and was reviled. He is a Bush clone, but more stupid. Toast.

Regards, Doodle


39 posted on 11/09/2011 7:45:10 PM PST by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: re_nortex

I hammered Perry and was reviled. He is a Bush clone, but more stupid. Toast.

Regards, Doodle


40 posted on 11/09/2011 7:45:10 PM PST by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: re_nortex

I hammered Perry and was reviled. He is a Bush clone, but more stupid. Toast.

Regards, Doodle


41 posted on 11/09/2011 7:45:10 PM PST by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: re_nortex

I hammered Perry and was reviled. He is a Bush clone, but more stupid. Toast.

Regards, Doodle


42 posted on 11/09/2011 7:45:16 PM PST by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: truthguy

Are you trying to cover up for the Democrats or what?


43 posted on 11/09/2011 7:47:23 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: South40

Rick Perry forgot his cue cards. Its not like he studied the entire federal Cabinet roster. After all, he’s the Governor Of Texas.


44 posted on 11/09/2011 7:47:58 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: South40

I even felt bad for him and I don’t have much use for him at all.


45 posted on 11/09/2011 7:48:20 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: South40

D’OH!


46 posted on 11/09/2011 7:48:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: YankeeDoodleRebel

Ok, what’ s the problem with double posts?


47 posted on 11/09/2011 7:48:46 PM PST by YankeeDoodleRebel
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To: marty60

LOL! You’re dumber than he is. It’s not the EPA. He even said it’s not the EPA. The word that was escaping him was ‘energy’.

I actually felt bad for Perry. Then I thought about the mindless sycophants like you and I had a really good laugh.


48 posted on 11/09/2011 7:48:55 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (Perry's idea of border control: Use both hands to welcome the illegals right in.)
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To: YankeeDoodleRebel

R U treyeing to bury this thread or what?

/S


49 posted on 11/09/2011 7:50:30 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: South40

Giving illegal aliens in-state tuition is a far bigger blunder than forgetting the name of the third agency. What worries me far more than such a mental moment is whether he would actually do anything to eliminate those agencies if he were to get into the White House.

I doubt it. He did not cut any of the bureaucracy in Texas, as far as I know, and he was big on all that transnational highway nonsense for many years. Instead of cutting agencies, he’d probably start building more high-speed rail systems.


50 posted on 11/09/2011 7:51:04 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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