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Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:26 PM Dec 2011

Another Oops: Perry Says Solar Company Solyndra Is A Country

Source: Think Progress

It’s getting a bit hard to keep track of Gov. Rick Perry’s “oops” moments on the campaign trail. In the last week alone, he’s fumbled the name of a Supreme Court justice, the number of judges on the court, and the age of eligibility to run for president (just as he didn’t know the voting age).

Perry has tumbled so low in the polls his comic displays of ignorance are beginning to avoid notice, but he made another doozy in Iowa yesterday, CNN reports:

While criticizing President Barack Obama for picking winners and losers in the energy industry, he bungled the name of the most famous energy company to go under despite government assistance.

“No greater example of it than this administration sending millions of dollars into the solar industry, and we lost that money,” Perry began. “I want to say it was over $500 million that went to the country Solynda.”

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/green/2011/12/12/387232/another-oops-perry-says-solar-company-solyndra-is-a-country/

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Another Oops: Perry Says Solar Company Solyndra Is A Country (Original Post) demmiblue Dec 2011 OP
Liberate Solynda Now! CJCRANE Dec 2011 #1
Sarah Palin corrected him.... Scuba Dec 2011 #2
Haven't you heard? JaneQPublic Dec 2011 #3
Planets, what about planets? demmiblue Dec 2011 #4
Another dumbass GOPuke governor from Texas Terra Alta Dec 2011 #5
It shares a border with Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan. tanyev Dec 2011 #6
they all suck demtenjeep Dec 2011 #7
Are Republicans born stupid and ignorant or is it an acquired thing? DCBob Dec 2011 #8
K&R n/t LOL :) Tx4obama Dec 2011 #9
I think we've moved past "oops" to "holy shit!" Fire Walk With Me Dec 2011 #10
Sounds like he's completely losing touch with reality aint_no_life_nowhere Dec 2011 #11
I'd think the citizens of Texas would require a drug test of this man before he steps back into sad sally Dec 2011 #12

Terra Alta

(5,158 posts)
5. Another dumbass GOPuke governor from Texas
Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:14 PM
Dec 2011

Perry must be taking speaking lessons from his predecessor..

What Texas needs is another Ann Richards.


(21,925 posts)
11. Sounds like he's completely losing touch with reality
Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:28 PM
Dec 2011

It's more than a memory problem, now. It's morphing into psychosis.

sad sally

(2,627 posts)
12. I'd think the citizens of Texas would require a drug test of this man before he steps back into
Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:57 PM
Dec 2011

the governor's mansion - the man's rudder ain't just in deep water, it sunk to the bottom.

CHRIS WALLACE: How do you respond to those who say, you know, I like Rick Perry, I like his values, but I worry, does he know enough to be president of the United States?

RICK PERRY: Well, obviously, I know there are nine Supreme Court justices. I don’t know how eight came out of my mouth. But the fact is, I can’t tell you, I don’t have memorized all of the Supreme Court judges.

Here’s what I do know, that when I put an individual on the Supreme Court just like I have done in Texas, we got nine Supreme Court justices in Texas: they will be strict constructionists. They won’t be activist judges.

That’s what Americans care about. They are not looking for a robot that can spit out the name of every Supreme Court justice, or someone that is going to be perfect in every way. They are looking for somebody who’s got values that are based with a deep rudder in the water.

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