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Perry gets number of justices on Supreme Court wrong, flubs Sotomayor’s name
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Perry gets number of justices on Supreme Court wrong, flubs Sotomayor’s name
By Associated Press, Updated: Friday, December 9, 3:38 PM

DES MOINES — Presidential contender Rick Perry said there are eight Supreme Court justices, not nine, and flubbed Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s (SOHN’-ya soh-toh-my-YOR’) name in an editorial board meeting at The Des Moines Register.

Perry met with the board Friday. He struggled for six seconds to come up with Sotomayor’s name, then initially called the justice “Montemayor.” A member of the newspaper’s editorial board helped him out with the correct name.

He went on to criticize “eight unelected and frankly unaccountable judges.” Nine justices sit on the Supreme Court. They are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

Similar gaffes have plagued Perry. On Thursday in South Carolina, he corrected himself after saying the U.S. is at war in Iran instead of Iraq.

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  -Perry gets number of justices on Supreme Court wrong, flubs Sotomayor’s name Judi Lynn  Dec-09-11 03:46 PM   #0 
  - I guess 8 is correct if you count Scalia-Thomas as a single entity. -nt  Liberal Veteran   Dec-09-11 03:50 PM   #1 
  - Bwah-ha-hah!1 (Rueful laughter) n/t  UTUSN   Dec-10-11 12:08 PM   #35 
  - You think the voters should pick Supreme Court justicies, Rick?  tanyev   Dec-09-11 04:00 PM   #2 
  - Oh that was a good one  Marie Marie   Dec-09-11 10:19 PM   #22 
  - 8 justices?  Botany   Dec-09-11 04:00 PM   #3 
  - Prediction on the spin from the Perry camp  Big Orange Jeff   Dec-09-11 04:05 PM   #4 
  - I wonder if they'll just say he was tired?  hughee99   Dec-09-11 04:52 PM   #9 
  - These assclowns are who they would foist upon us for president?!?  Faygo Kid   Dec-09-11 04:15 PM   #5 
  - How much more of this are we suppose to endure?  KansDem   Dec-09-11 04:18 PM   #6 
  - Well, maybe he thougtht that one was elected and accountable.  dtexdem   Dec-09-11 04:36 PM   #7 
  - That was my thought.  Critters2   Dec-10-11 11:01 AM   #32 
  - Please, please, please;  greiner3   Dec-09-11 04:49 PM   #8 
  - honestly i think republicans get foreign-sounding names wrong on purpose  unblock   Dec-09-11 05:13 PM   #10 
  - I think I'm starting to like Perry.  provis99   Dec-09-11 05:22 PM   #11 
  - There are three branches of government: The Executive, the Legislative, and, uh,...  RufusTFirefly   Dec-09-11 05:24 PM   #12 
  - uh uh - the Navy  Samba   Dec-09-11 08:18 PM   #19 
  - This is what we sing in Dallas at Christmas these days  DFW   Dec-09-11 06:58 PM   #13 
  - Total IDIOT.  SoapBox   Dec-09-11 07:03 PM   #14 
  - (p}Rick Perry has built a vast empire of croney capitalism that W would only have dreamed of  underpants   Dec-09-11 07:49 PM   #15 
  - you'd think a gov from TX could pronounce Hispanic names but not Rickie  wordpix   Dec-09-11 08:01 PM   #16 
  - Has this asshole ever read anything tat is not Bazooka bubble gum wrappers. Never mind it's rhetoric...  Guy Whitey Corngood   Dec-09-11 08:11 PM   #17 
  - 8 isn't that far off when there are so many conflicts of interest  Samba   Dec-09-11 08:17 PM   #18 
  - The Supreme Court justices are not numbered by how many have recused themselves from cases,  Aristus   Dec-10-11 11:33 AM   #34 
  - look no further....  unkachuck   Dec-09-11 09:01 PM   #20 
  - I feel moved to defend Texas because of Perry.  Stevepol   Dec-09-11 09:16 PM   #21 
  - To say that Perry is as dumb as a box of rocks would be a compliment at this point.  Marie Marie   Dec-09-11 10:23 PM   #23 
  - And an insult to the rocks.  Big Orange Jeff   Dec-10-11 04:44 PM   #38 
  - '...and, and, Supreme Court Justice Monte Hall' Rick, pack it up and go home. n/t  deacon   Dec-09-11 11:53 PM   #24 
  - So, who's the justice he likes?  jmowreader   Dec-10-11 12:01 AM   #25 
  - lol -- sadly unsurprising  fishwax   Dec-10-11 12:04 AM   #26 
  - not nearly bad as The Washington Post's flub.  uncle ray   Dec-10-11 01:37 AM   #27 
  - So long, and thanks for playing, Rick.  Frank Cannon   Dec-10-11 02:11 AM   #28 
  - if he ran in 2000 all this would probably help him  JI7   Dec-10-11 03:09 AM   #29 
  - Head Moran. First Moran. El Presidente de Morans. nt  DCKit   Dec-10-11 04:35 AM   #30 
  - oh dear, stop!  BootinUp   Dec-10-11 01:26 PM   #37 
  - The stupidity of this man is almost breathtaking to behold.  Drahthaardogs   Dec-10-11 06:47 AM   #31 
  - Not a gaffe. He truly doesn't know the answer. Add it to the long  livetohike   Dec-10-11 11:29 AM   #33 
  - I am surprised he was that close to the correct number! nt  BootinUp   Dec-10-11 01:25 PM   #36 

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