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Perry Flubs Name, Number Of Supreme Court Justices

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Presidential contender Rick Perry said there are eight Supreme Court justices, not nine, and flubbed Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s name in an editorial board meeting at The Des Moines Register.

Perry met with the board Friday. He struggled for six seconds to come up with Sotomayor’s name, then initially called the justice “Montemayor.” A member of the newspaper’s editorial board helped him out with the correct name.

He went on to criticize “eight unelected and frankly unaccountable judges.” Nine justices sit on the Supreme Court. They are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

Similar gaffes have plagued Perry. On Thursday in South Carolina, he corrected himself after saying the U.S. is at war in Iran instead of Iraq.

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  • NiteNurse

    Perry just quit! Each interview and debate is like a train wreck waiting to happen. You are the male Sarah Palin, all beauty and NO BRAINS!

  • jeff

    Who cares – if the world didn’t know by then, they know now – Perry’s a MORON from the word GO!

  • Colby Bauer

    I’d rather take a philandering oaf with great ideas (see Bill Clinton and Herman Cain) over someone who is not only corrupt, but utterly stupid as well. Geez, what a buffoon. Does he even know his own name?

  • altha

    I’m thinking about moving back to Oklahoma Perry makes everybody in Texas look like a no-brain fool. How did he get this job Governor of Texas? does he have friends in high places maybe gave him this job as Gov.? Someone please give me some HELP with this stupid man.

  • Dan Ford

    What’s on Perry’s IPod?
    “Oops, I did it again”………….

  • Elmer

    I wonder if he thinks there are 57 states?

    • Colby Bauer

      LOL! Good one. Our current POTUS isn’t exactly the brightest bulb in the chandelier, either.

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