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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Rick Perry Top Ten on Letterman

Rick Perry is in damage-control mode as Reuters reports:
Governor Rick Perry wrapped up his apology, explanation, damage control (take your pick) tour where it started — on TV with an appearance on David Letterman’s “Late Show.”

Instead of sitting in the guest seat, the Republican presidential hopeful stood center stage presenting the “Top Ten Rick Perry Excuses” for an embarrassing 53-second brain freeze live on national TV at the Michigan debate.

Here’s the Top Ten in Reverse Order:

  • 10 “Actually there were 3 reasons I messed up last night 1) was the nerves and 2) was the headache and 3) uh, uh.”
  • 9 “I don’t know what you’re talking about I think things went well.”
  • 8 “I was up late last night watching ‘Dancing With the Stars’ “
  • 7 “I thought the debate was tonight”
  • 6 “Hey listen, you try concentrating with Mitt Romney smiling at you. That is one handsome dude!”
  • 5 “Uhhhh, El Nino”
  • 4 “I had a five-hour energy drink six hours before the debate.”
  • 3 “You know I really hoped it would get me on my favorite talk show but instead I ended up here.”
  • 2 “I wanted to help take the heat off my buddy Herman Cain.”
  • 1 ” I just learned Justin Bieber is my father.”