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 Niño?”

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.

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8 Responses

  1. Love the post.

  2. Look at Herman Cain gather his thoughts. What an idiot!

    Hey wait, that isn’t Cain making excuses… If you answer enough questions and give enough speeches, you are going to have a disastrous one or two someplace.

  3. Barack Obama was reading something and then that something went away. Herman Cain isn’t familiar with what happened a few months ago.

    But by all means, keep making excuses for the man. I hope it encourages him to say more stupid things. Stupid things like this:

  4. Barack Obama was reading a speech that he clearly had no familiarity with, that’s his own damn fault. I hope you aren’t living in a dream world where Barack Obama doesn’t do exactly the same things as every other politician.

    By all means keep making excuses for him. I hope it encourages him to say more stupid things as he tours all 57 of our United States, among other gems.

  5. Of course he was familiar with the speech. The teleprompter had an error. I guarantee you would get the same stumble from any TV personality, all of whom would be familiar with what they were you reading. You’re just dishonestly conflating a lack of memorization with a stumble. Cain, on the other hand, had to ask the reporter what happened in Libya.

    You’re being absurd on two counts. First, you’re just committing a logical fallacy by attempting to create a red herring. Second, you’re trying to defend Cain, a man who has amply shown that he isn’t familiar with a bit of foreign policy in the least. It’s just a good thing he can’t see Libya from the dumpster behind one of his pizza joints.

  6. It’s a red herring to point out that, as all of these people are human they suffer from the same disability, not being perfect speakers?

    I hardly think so. If that helps you sleep better to think Obama truly is divine, by all means. I for one don’t see that Cain is in any worse of a position experience-wise than the one time senator from Illinois. Who I might add stumbles regularly when speaking off the prompter. If you think Cain is a buffoon than you should really see some of the old Obama press conferences, before they cut those off.

    Boy, if Cain is a moron for this Lybia issue, than you’ll need some new vocab to describe Il Duce.

  7. You’re going after Obama in an effort to distract from Cain. Furthermore, Obama’s stumble was not out of ignorance. To use the words of Cain – and unlike him, to use them properly – it’s apples and oranges.

    But I guess it’s good that Cain has at least been spending months “boning up on foreign policy”. I can’t wait until he gets to the 1960’s.

  8. was downtown a couple of days ago and thought i’d check out the local Occupy event. I was passing in front of the post office and two fellows called out to me. they had set up an “Impeach Obama” sign and a little table and they asked me if I had had enough. i was jogging along and didn’t stop to talk to them, but now i sort of wish that i had, just to find out what they had had enough of exactly, and who they thought might give them less of it.

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