During a November debate, Rick Perry inexplicably forgot the name of the third federal agency he wants to eliminate. He struggled for cringe-inducing 53 seconds, before acknowledging that he couldn’t remember with an infamous “oops.”
The moment is largely crediting for sinking his presidential campaign and has been mocked for months.
This morning, he forgot again. First Read has the story:
Perry flubbed his three departments once again, NBC’s Carrie Dann reports. During a radio interview this morning, he was asked which federal departments he would shut down. Perry listed: “Three right off the bat: Commerce, Interior, and Energy are the three that you think of.” Problem: Those are NOT the three he had previously not been able to name. He swapped Interior for Education. He has not previously said he would eliminate Interior.
Here’s video of the first time Perry forgot:
Subsequently, Perry forgot how many justices there are on the U.S. Supreme Court.