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Scot Lehigh

Having a ‘Perry moment’

Who hasn’t stumbled in an all-too-public way?

AS EVERYONE in the world likely knows by now, Rick Perry stumbled in Wednesday’s debate, forgetting the third of the three federal departments he wants to eliminate.

The judgment has been fierce. Perry’s mental lapse has been treated as a monumental miscue, an incident of intellectual incompetence epic enough to end any chance the Texas governor has of rebounding.

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