You would think Britney Spears had Ricky boy in mind with her lyrics “Oops I did it again”.
While selling his tax plan and his record in Texas, Perry said three government agencies would be eliminated in a Perry presidency. “I will tell you, it’s three agencies of government, when I get there, that are gone,” he said. “Commerce, education, and the, um, what’s the third one there …” Perry then trailed off, unable to remember the third agency he would eliminate. Amid audience laughter, another candidate volunteered the idea of axing the Environmental Protection Agency.
Then he misnumbered and misidentified the Supreme Court justices, saying there were eight of them and flubbing the name of Sonia Sotomayor. “Not Montemayor,” he said to the Des Moines Register editorial board, after a six-second pause.
No wonder he dismisses them as activist judges because those sneaky bastards are actively changing their names and the number of them just to confuse the good governor.
More recently Rick Perry said WHAT about homosexuality?!
“Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that,” Perry allegedly said at an event in San Francisco. “I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.”
CNBC’s Joe Kernan, co-anchor of “The Squawk Box,” on Monday questioned Perry about how gay marriage could lead to cirrhosis of the liver, domestic violence, or drunk-driving charges.
“I don’t necessarily condone that lifestyle. I don’t condemn it, either. We’re all children of God. And the fact is that people will decide where they want to live if Washington will respect the Tenth Amendment,” Perry said during the interview. How anyone in this day and age can still think that being gay is a choice is simply staggering. But to go a step further and compare it to alcoholism is beyond stupid.
In his latest foot in the mouth episode he now has an immigration conspiracy.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry repeated an accusation that undocumented children coming to the U.S. from Latin American countries might be a result of “ulterior motives” from President Obama.
“I have to believe that when you don’t respond in any way that you are either inept or you have some ulterior motive of which you are functioning from,” Perry said during an interview Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
“I don’t believe he particularly cares whether or not the border of the United States is secure,” Perry said when asked by host Martha Raddatz if he stood by comments made in a June 17 interview with “Fox and Friends.”
“This president, I will suggest, is either totally and absolutely either inept, or making some decisions that are not in the best interests of American citizens,” Perry said during that interview with Fox News.
Perry also suggested that non-Mexicans crossing the U.S.-Mexican border are coming from Middle Eastern countries such as Syria.
“We also have a record high of other than Mexicans being apprehended at the border,” Perry said. “These are people that are coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes.”
Politifact Texas referred to Perry’s Syria claim as “ridiculous” and “not accurate.”
For the love of God Governor Perry please run again in 2016. Late night comedians will love you for it.