Video: Ouch: Perry Fumbles at the GOP Debate – Says Eliminate 3 Agencies, Can’t Name Them


rick-perry1[Video below.] United in agreement for once, Republican presidential rivals warned forcefully last  night the United States could be doomed to the same sort of financial crisis that is afflicting Europe unless federal deficits are drastically cut and the economy somehow revived.

The debate in economically ailing Michigan focused almost entirely on financial worries and proposed solutions in the U.S.

The candidates generally stuck to practiced speech lines – with a late exception. In the middle of one answer, Texas Gov. Rick Perry found himself unable to recall the names of all three of the Cabinet-level agencies he wants to eliminate, even leaning over to Rep. Ron Paul for help at one point.

“The third agency of government I would do away with – the education, the commerce. And let’s see. I can’t. The third one I can’t. Oops,” he said, forgetting for a moment that he wants to abolish the Department of Energy.

Click below to watch it on video:

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{Noam Newscenter}