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Rick Perry Thinks “Solynda” Is a Country (Really)

By Joe Romm

"Rick Perry Thinks “Solynda” Is a Country (Really)"

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CNN reports on Rick Perry campaigning in Iowa:

“I’m for pulling all of those tax credits, or subsidies or however you refer to them out of the energy industry,” Perry said….

But his attempt to turn this tough talk into an attack on the current administration came with a few of the verbal misstatements that have plagued other public appearances by Perry. While criticizing President Barack Obama for picking winners and losers in the energy industry, he bungled the name of the most famous energy company to go under despite government assistance.

“No greater example of it than this administration sending millions of dollars into the solar industry, and we lost that money,” Perry began. “I want to say it was over $500 million that went to the country Solynda.”

Darn you Obama for making three mistakes — losing all that money, funneling it to an imaginary foreign country … and I forgot the third….

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10 Responses to Rick Perry Thinks “Solynda” Is a Country (Really)

  1. Joan Savage says:

    “I’m for pulling all of those tax credits, or subsidies or however you refer to them out of the energy industry,” Perry said..

    For moment there it sounded like Perry was pulling the favoritism rug out from under coal, oil and gas industries as well as anything left over for sustainable energy. I doubt if he knew what he was saying, similar to his reference to a country Solynda.

    More than half of funding for Perry was coming from Texans, sometimes very young Texans who are members of major donor families. I guess that makes Perry a classic “favorite son” candidate, or a favorite uncle?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/25/perry-2012-donations-children_n_1030771.html

  2. Sasparilla says:

    Just the country stupidity where Rick lives.

    Totally sounds like something George would have said…

  3. pete says:

    We need Rick Perry to clean house in Washington.

  4. Andrew says:

    Sorry, Pete, there’s no way I’d hire him to be a housecleaner. Even if I could afford it.

  5. White says:

    He was distracted, and at the time was day-dreaming “Country Club”, which, by the way, is not a country (really). How else to explain?

  6. Mellow says:

    pete, that’s not a bad idea, but can Rick Perry be trusted with a vacuum cleaner?

  7. Jim Braun says:

    But the GOP would love to see him as President because he would provide them an ideal yes man to insure their redistribution of wealth campaign would pick up where it left off under Georgey boy.

  8. Lou Smith says:

    You can understand why George W. Bush picked Rick Perry as his lt. governor. Both George and Rick thought George was smart!