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Rick Perry Gaffes Again

December 12, 2011 by  

Rick Perry Gaffes Again

Texas Governor Rick Perry is again being recognized for his poor speaking performance following recent gaffes during Iowa speaking events.

According to The Hill, Perry attempted to take a swing at President Barack Obama’s green energy policy by discussing failed solar company Solyndra that received over $500 million in Federal money. He referred to the company as a country and mispronounced its name in the process.

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

The latest small gaffe that has been pointed out by the press can be added to a long list of Perry speaking gaffes, but the Presidential contender acknowledges his speaking troubles.

 “[Voters] aren’t looking for a robot…or someone who’s gonna be perfect in every way. They’re looking for someone who’s got values,” he said on Fox News.

Perry has in the past months confused the minimum voting age with the minimum drinking age, given a speech that led some pundits to believe he was intoxicated, and forgotten how many justices—or as he referred to them, judges—are on the Supreme Court.

The candidate told the Des Moines Register that a back surgery last July has been at the root of his campaign difficulties. Perry underwent experimental surgery on his back in July that involved the fusion of his own adult stem cells into his spine. The procedure is so new that it has yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Alan

    Just what we need… A buffon that mandates drugs for little girls and takes risks with his own health. This guy just continues to amaze us in his inability to perceive liberty for the masses. I really don’t care about the FDA’s reccommendations but, to have experimental sugery done on one’s self is just plain irresponsible. If he can’t see this, how does he expect societies’ trust in handling our finances when he displays such wreckless behaviour?

  • Joseph

    Alan: mandates drugs for little girls? Do you mean requires vaccinations to protect them from cancer? And how is it irresponsible to receive experimental surgery? If he is in extreme back pain, why not try an experimental process to relieve it? What’s he got to lose? Finally, “behaviour”? You’re not even American, are you? You’ve got a lot of outrage over minor things for someone who won’t even be living in the country this man might become leader of.

    • Texanal

      The vaccination prevents a deadly cancer, and I think it is wise to recommend it. Rick Perry is a smart man, but he is under extreme pressure and it comes out in his speeches. Listen to his ideas and values; they are solid. Look at his record; he has been an excellent governor of Texas. We can have a master of the teleprompter with glib words and poor judgment and actions or passivity, or we can elect a president like Rick Perry whose ideas are sound.

      • jkc

        The HPV vaccine was not recommend by Gov Rick, it was MANDATED by him for girls as young as 12. Cervical cancer is only transmitted via sexual intercourse, yet Gov Rick felt compleled to sign an order mandating that elementary age school girls should be forced to have the vaccination by the GOVERNMENT.

        Sorry, but that is a parents decision not the Governors.

        • steve

          The vaccine was mandated at that age simply because it is inneffective after sexual activity has begun. You would not get a vaccine after you were exposed. This timeframe gave the best chaof saving lives when given at that age. This was not an attempt to say it was OK for sexual intercourse at that age, but a very effective preventative measure for what will be the innevitable- these girls WILL eventually have sex, and they would be protected from this cancer. It makes sense, it was just handled wrong and skewed by the media.

  • jopa

    That is just too funny.Going to miss Perry as I do Sarah.Latest word on the street is Donald Duck oops I mean Donald Trump ducked out on his own debate now.And then there were two.Just the Newt and Santorum left or is Newt on the right?

    • steve

      The Trump was not in the debate, he wanted to moderate it. Research befor post.

  • Don

    These are the WORSE republican candidates i’ve seen in 45 years! 2008 we had the fraud Palin running for VP and this year we got a whole circus of fools running for president! This country totally messed up.

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