• Rick Perry Confuses Voting Age with Drinking Age

    Rick Perry was born to be a politician, not a word-talker science guy. He leaves the witchcraft of remembering numbers to his advisers. But after slipping in the polls and being considered low-hanging media fruit next to the juicy adultery berries above, his advisers may be concerned about their job security. Not to fear. As a job creator, Rick Perry still needs a lot of cheap labor to spackle over his misspeaks.

    Today at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire, Perry spoke to a group of students

    "Those who are going to be over 21 on November 12th, I ask for your support," Perry said, eliciting a few chuckles from the crowd. "Those who won't be, just work hard. Because you're… counting on us."

    Except this is America, where you only have to be 18 to vote. And the date he mentioned? The 2012 election is on November 6th.

    Paging Perry's clean-up crew…

    [A]fter the event Perry spokesman Mark Miner said simply "the governor misspoke."

    Easy for you to say, Mr. Silver-Tongued Spokesman!

    Seriously, it really is easy for him to say. He's had plenty of practice.

    Photo by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Group/Getty Images

    Tags: New Hampshire, Republicans, Rick Perry


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