At today’s CNBC debate Texas Gov. Rick Perry was asked a question about his tax and spending plan — but completely blew an otherwise strong answer by looking like a complete fool.
Perry was listing the three Cabinet agencies he wants to abolish — and forgot the third one.
From the transcript:
Perry: And I will tell you, it is three agencies of government when i get there that are gone. Commerce, Education, and the — what’s the third one there? Let’s see…OK. Commerce, Education, and the —”
Mitt Romneyl: EPA?
Perry: EPA, there you go.
Moderator: Seriously — is epa one you are talking about?
Perry: No, sir, no, sir. we are talking about the — agencies of government — EPA needs to be rebuilt. >>
Moderator: you can’t — you can’t name the third one?
Perry: The third agency of government I would — I would do away with Education, the — >> Commerce…Commerce and, let’s see. I can’t. The third one, I can’t. Sorry. Oops.
About 15 minutes later, Perry said “It was the Department of Energy that I was reaching for before.”
Watch the video below (the disaster kicks in at 1:00):
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