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The worst debate moment in modern history?

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November

Never good when a debate moment is actually painful to watch. That was Rick Perry on tonight's CNBC presidential debate, unable to recall which three federal agencies he would lop. It will be long remembered. Can anyone remember a worse gaffe? 

Perry, after the debate summed it up, “I’m glad I had my boots on tonight, because I sure stepped in it out there." He said he had still named two more government agencies to abolish than President Obama. "... I may have forgotten Energy, but I haven’t forgotten my conservative principles. And that’s what this campaign is really going to be about, laying out our tax plan."

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 10:53pm]

    

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