Rick Perry’s Top Ten excuses

Rick Perry appeared on “The Late Show With David Letterman” after his hilarious debate flub to do a little damage control. I actually like this strategy. Whereas Herman Cain is pretending like he was just gathering his thoughts when it became obvious that he didn’t know a single thing about Libya, Perry is doing the best he can here: acknowledging the joke.

I would embed the video, but WordPress hates anything that isn’t YouTube. But here is the list:

10. “Actually there were three reasons I messed up last night. One was the nerves, two was the headache and three was, and three, uh…uh…Oops.”

9. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I think things went well.”

8. “Hey, I was up late last night watching `Dancing With the Stars.'”

7. “I thought the debate was tonight.”

6. “Hey, listen. You try concentrating with Mitt Romney smiling at you. That is one handsome dude.”

5. “Uh, El NiƱo?”

4. “I had a five-hour energy drink six hours before the debate.”

3. “I really hoped to get on my favorite talk show, but instead I ended up here.”

2. “Hey, I wanted to help take the heat off my buddy Herman Cain.”

1. “I just learned Justin Bieber is my father.”

My vote for best line is #4.

Thought of the day

Remember when Reagan took the solar panels off the White House?