Rick Perry gets laughs on 'Late Show'

Nov. 11, 2011 at 12:53 PM
| License Photo

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Republican Presidential hopeful and Texas Gov. Rick Perry poked fun of his own lapse of concentration in a Top 10 list on "Late Show with David Letterman."

Perry made headlines when he lost his train of thought this week during a debate in Michigan. The politician said he would eliminate three cabinet-level agencies from the federal government if elected president, but then could only name two -- Commerce and Education. Later in the debate he remembered the third as Energy.

He appeared on Thursday's edition of "Late Show" and read a Top 10 list called "Rick Perry Excuses."

It went as follows --

10. Actually, there were three reasons I messed up last night: 1) the nerves and 2) the headache and 3) um… uh… oops.

9. I don't know what you're talking about -- I think things went well.

8. I was up late last night watching "Dancing with the Stars."

7. I thought the debate was tonight.

6. You try concentrating with Mitt Romney smiling at you. That is one handsome dude!

5. Uh, El Nino?

4. I had a five-hour energy drink six hours before the debate.

3. I really hoped it would get me on my favorite talk show, but instead, I ended up here.

2. I wanted to help take the heat off my buddy Herman Cain.

1. I just learned Justin Bieber is my father.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Iggy Azalea rejects Rita Ora's 'Lady Marmalade' collaboration idea on Twitter
Chrissy Teigen is pregnant with her first child
Playboy magazine to end nude photos in 2016
Emilia Clarke named Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive for 2015
9 politicians who've been asked to stop using an artist's song