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Rick Perry's Campaign Fundraises Off of Epic 'Oops' Debate Gaffe: VIDEO


In case you missed Rick Perry's epic "oops" gaffe at last night's debate, check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

His campaign is now fundraising off of it:

Friend & Supporter,

We’ve all had human moments. President Obama is still trying to find all 57 states. Ronald Reagan got lost somewhere on the Pacific Highway in an answer to a debate question. Gerald Ford ate a tamale without removing the husk. And tonight Rick Perry forgot the third agency he wants to eliminate. Just goes to show there are too damn many federal agencies.

The governor said it best afterwards: “I’m glad I had my boots on, because I sure stepped in it tonight.”

While the media froths over this all too human moment, we thought we would take this opportunity to ask your help in doing something much more constructive: write us to let us know what federal agency you would most like to forget.

Is it the EPA and its job-killing zealots? The NLRB and its czar-like dictates? The edu-crats at the Department of Education who aim to control your local curriculum?

Send your answer to forgetmenot@rickperry.org, and if you are on twitter join us in using a new twitter hashtag: #forgetmenot. And, if you could, throw in a $5 contribution for every agency you would like to forget. We hope you have a long list. And we promise we will write down every last idea. So we don’t forget.

Still standing in our Boots,

Team Perry

He's also appearing on every morning show in an effort to save himself.


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  1. Isn't Rick the bisexual Texan Governor?

    Posted by: jason | Nov 10, 2011 6:57:57 AM

  2. Eliminating federal agencies for the sake of eliminating federal agencies, with no thought of the consequences. This is what passes for serious policy debate in today's completely whacked GOP.

    Posted by: tranquilo | Nov 10, 2011 7:07:33 AM

  3. Compared to how bad what he remembered to say was, what he forgot to say was almost nothing. It isn't bad enough we have Republicans in Congress trying to destroy the US, their presidential candidates don't think the destruction is happening fast enough.

    Posted by: Mike | Nov 10, 2011 7:08:39 AM

  4. I vote for Faith Based Initiatives and the NRA, which has basically become a federal agency.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Nov 10, 2011 7:27:17 AM

  5. Wow! Obviously he meant to say the IRS.

    That way the federal gov't collapses and no one has to pay taxes, the Republican dream!

    Posted by: He's Good enuf for Texas | Nov 10, 2011 7:34:53 AM

  6. Looks like the American people are the ones that need to have their boots on, to wade through the inane and empty comments from Candidate Sheriff Ricky Repubican.

    Posted by: Jack M | Nov 10, 2011 8:40:13 AM

  7. Oh God, can it be? Is he actually dumber than Bush II?

    Posted by: Peter | Nov 10, 2011 8:41:10 AM

  8. Perry and his fellow GOPers have been, as Perry puts it, "stepping in it" for years here in Texas. Believe me, I'd be the last person to foist this Rethuggist joker on the rest of the country. Now you understand what many of us Texans have to put up with from this know-nothing braniac and his minions ruining, I mean, running this state back into the 19th century!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Nov 10, 2011 9:02:24 AM

  9. But remember, many of those who support Perry and Cain and Bachmann and Gingrich and others think that Perry's gaffe was caused by the whole "gotcha" mentality of the "lame stream media." So he'll probably make some money.

    No one cares how stupid the president is. We elected a man with early stage Alzheimer's twice and then W twice.

    Posted by: Larry | Nov 10, 2011 9:03:54 AM

  10. Not a fan of Perry, but I don't see this as a big story. Debates have turn into scripted reality shows and he just forgot his line. It's clear that statement was written for him, like 90% of what everyone else said last nigh.

    Now if we want to talk about what he actually said, getting rid of education bad move buddy.

    Posted by: Billy | Nov 10, 2011 9:16:53 AM

  11. bigger story was Cain's denegrading "princess Nancy" line and Romney's epic flip flop right after he claimed to be steady and consistent...each one of those candidates for the Republicans is a clusterfuck of stupid...

    Posted by: Chris | Nov 10, 2011 9:21:03 AM

  12. he is done

    alone, this wouldn't have hurt him but on top of

    1- bad debating skills to start with

    2- called repubs heartless because he didn't hate brown kids enough to deny them public schooling

    3- appeared drunk or high recently

    4- appeared drunk or high the next day and held his tax xcard upside down, noticed it was upside down, kept holding it upside down during the rest of the interview

    5- and now this "OOOOps"

    he is done and his biggest fundraiser last night even said so. His biggest Fundraiser told CNN reporter last night..........its over & time to go back to texas and look at exit strategy

    He makes G W Bush Jr look like Einstein

    Posted by: say what | Nov 10, 2011 10:48:17 AM

  13. & PS

    now everyone knows why he refused to debate at all when running for Gov of Texas

    If he had actually debated then he would have lost the race for Gov of Texas

    It is amazing that texans are so stupid to have elected someone their Gov who never once did a debate. They should have realized something wasn't right.

    Posted by: say what | Nov 10, 2011 10:52:29 AM

  14. I don't see him winning.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 10, 2011 10:57:24 AM

  15. I know it's wrong for me to be laughing so hard, because this idiot is seriously trying to get into office, where he would totally screw up the entire country. But that clip is just hysterical in the way it shows him for who he really is.

    Posted by: Bobby | Nov 10, 2011 11:36:05 AM

  16. ...and he is currently a governor. Wow.

    Posted by: Willie | Nov 10, 2011 12:20:44 PM


    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Nov 10, 2011 1:31:16 PM

  18. Yes, perhaps many have had moments like that but how many of those people are aspiring to be the leader of our country?! Our leader need to be sharper than what slick Rick displayed.

    Lets not forget, this was not just stumbling over answering a question. Perry forgot one of the three departments he himself plans on dissolving. He forgot his OWN agenda!!! Perry is a complete idiot and incapable of leading this country, actually he's not even qualified to run Texas but hey, it's Texas.

    Posted by: Jake | Nov 10, 2011 1:39:39 PM

  19. This guy didn't get this stupid overnight. This is the governor of one of our biggest states and he has been governor for quite some time. Didn't anyone in Texas notice?

    Posted by: JCMS | Nov 10, 2011 6:29:50 PM

  20. How 'bout you just forget about that whole Presidency thing there, Ricky boy...

    Posted by: Brian | Nov 10, 2011 8:00:24 PM

  21. Republicans have hated the Department of Energy since its inception. Surprised that didn't make his list.

    Commerce, on the other hand, has never been a major target.

    Posted by: Paul R | Nov 11, 2011 3:15:45 AM

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