Rick Perry just had an excruciatingly embarrassing moment.
Coming to the end of an answer on how he’d create a more business friendly environment when he gets to Washington, he said “When I get there there’ll be three departments I’ll end: commerce, education and… um… what’s the third one there?”
He turned to Ron Paul who said, “There should be five… One is EPA.”
“EPA,” replied Perry. “No, um, the EPA should be rebuilt. The third is… um.”
The moderator then asked, “Are you saying you can’t name the third?”
“No,” Perry conceded. He couldn’t.