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Rick Perry Presents Top 10 Excuses For Debate 'Oops!' on 'Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 11th 2011 6:30AM
Rick Perry, 'Late Show with David Letterman'After forgetting the third government agency he wants to get rid of at this week's debate, Rick Perry has been doing the TV talk show damage control tour. Last night it was the turn of the 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), where Perry tried his hand at comedy.

The 'Top 10 Rick Perry Excuses' had some funny moments, and a nervous-looking Perry started off okay, but mostly he seemed stiff and uncomfortable.

We liked his riffs on Mitt Romney -- "You try concentrating with Mitt Romney smiling at you. That is one handsome dude!" -- and Herman Cain -- "I wanted to help take the heat off my buddy" -- but our advice to Governor Perry is: Don't quit the day job for stand-up.

But, joking aside, the question remains: Was that momentary memory lapse Wednesday night enough to completely derail his run for the Republican nomination? Or, as some pundits have suggested, does it simply humanize him?



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Heather

Well, if nothing else, thumbs up for the kahunas to come on & read the funny lines the writers gave him to read.

November 13 2011 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Diogyphus

Good lord! From the caliber of the comments here, rife with factual inaccuracies, distortions and spelling mistakes, none of you have much room to criticize Perry. Even as a moron, he's not that much dumber than the rest of you, left and right.

November 11 2011 at 10:34 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
nedrub

Yea, Obama must have had a memory lapse too when he said that he visited all 57 states before his elction! ! They never played that one over and over. Oh...don't forget how Obama wants to put aside the vote on the pipeline till after the next election. Wouldn't want to offend the enviornmentalists. So what if it would create thousands of jobs. His re-election is the most important thing to him. Did you hear about how starting NEXT year...Obamacare is taking 500 BILLION out of medicare to give to people that have to buy it on their own through the exchanges? Pretty soon you won't even be able to find a doc that takes medicare...after people paid into it their whole lives. You don't hear that on TV, do you? That affects everyone's grand parents, aunts, uncles, all the elderly. Obama went around bragging about how Obamacare would strenghten medicare. What a crock. Who is Obama's base???? The 47% of the people not paying any taxes.

November 11 2011 at 3:58 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Tim

He is the male version of Sarah Palin. All looks and no brains.

November 11 2011 at 3:34 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Holly

Is Perry staying in the race to give us comic relief? Or is he ignorant enough to think he still stands a chance? Or ah, I can't remember. Who's this Perry guy???

November 11 2011 at 3:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gmhtv1

Everyone may have mental lapses from time to time , but not all of them are running for President. He would probably give orders to bomb Indiana, instead of Iran. Thanks but no thanks.......We need top quality people in top positions, not clowns.

November 11 2011 at 3:21 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
esperanza711

Right now we have the guy that talks so PRETTY and is full of it. What has done? NOTHING

November 11 2011 at 2:59 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
hq129x

Everytime he opens his mouth I feel I am at a Texas rodeo. Because all I smell is bull$hit from this Texas turd.

November 11 2011 at 2:55 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
goggleplex

Republican candidate Perry wanted his state to secede from the union and I'm supposed to take this guy seriously ?
He's more than a little delusional and doesn't and won't ever get my vote !

November 11 2011 at 2:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
marcsmpsn

Perry is damaged goods, its over for him.....

November 11 2011 at 2:52 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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