Rick Perry Is Not Going to Let Being Rick Perry Destroy His Campaign

Yeah, so Texas poo-stepping governor Rick Perry wants to abolish some agencies that oversee ... things, and he can't always remember what those things are. But he's not going to let his poor memory stop him from becoming America's next president, so put that in your cowboy hat.

"Anytime you're standing up in front of how many million people we were and you have a loss of a train of thought, sure it impacts you," he said during an appearance this morning on CBS's The Early Show. "But the fact is, one error is not going to make or break a campaign." Just as nobody talks about how he confused the 16th and the 18th centuries during a GOP debate last month, nobody will talk about how he forgot what the fuck he was talking about last night a month or two from now. Everyone forgets in America! It's how we cope and move on with life.

Perry also went on the Today show this morning to reiterate that, while he might be an idiot, he's not a quit-iot; that's Sarah Palin's role. In explaining last night's moment of forgetfulness to the NBC crowd, Perry joked, "There are so many agencies of government out there we'd like to forget. The Department of Energy was one of those." When he becomes president he can abolish all of the federal agencies. That way, they can never embarrass him again.

[New York Times]