SNL Relives Rick Perry’s Debate Flub (VIDEO)

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November 14, 2011 5:00 a.m.
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Ah, another Republican presidential debate. It had been so long — a whole month? — that expectations at the CNBC debate were high.

Thankfully, Rick Perry didn’t disappoint. The Texas governor searched — and searched and searched — for the third government agency he would cut when he gets to Washington. So Saturday Night Live‘s Bill Hader gave Perry another shot this weekend, and the result was perhaps even more awkward than the original flub.Perry’s brain freeze this time stretched upwards of five minutes, with the GOP presidential hopeful tearing off his blazer, and admitting, finally, that he probably won’t be president.

It got so bad that Jason Sudeikis, playing Mitt Romney, finally asked the debate moderators if the candidates could just move on. “I want to be president, but not like this,” he said.

And finally Herman Cain — played by Kenan Thompson — stepped forward, saying he would spill the details of his sexual harassment scandal if the moderators would just leave Perry alone.

Watch the video:

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