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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:46 PM
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Perry gets number of justices on Supreme Court wrong, flubs Sotomayor’s name
Source: Associated Press

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.



Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/americas/perry-gets...
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:50 PM
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1. I guess 8 is correct if you count Scalia-Thomas as a single entity. -nt
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:08 PM
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35. Bwah-ha-hah!1 (Rueful laughter) n/t
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 04:00 PM
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2. You think the voters should pick Supreme Court justicies, Rick?
OK, get ready for Judge Judy.
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Marie Marie Donating Member (709 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 10:19 PM
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22. Oh that was a good one
:rofl: :rofl:
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 04:00 PM
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3.  8 justices?
So how do they get 5 to 4 split decisions?

Rick Perry like a bag of wet dryer lint but only a little dumber.
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Big Orange Jeff Donating Member (136 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 04:05 PM
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4. Prediction on the spin from the Perry camp
"There are eight justices and one chief justice, so the Governor was actually correct."

Let's see how long it takes...
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 04:52 PM
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9. I wonder if they'll just say he was tired?
As I understand it, politicians can flub basic names and numbers on the campaign trail if they're tired.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 04:15 PM
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5. These assclowns are who they would foist upon us for president?!?
Of course they are. Bought and paid for by the Kochs and Fox News.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 04:18 PM
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6. How much more of this are we suppose to endure?
If this were a vaudeville act, the hook would have been used long ago...
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 04:36 PM
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7. Well, maybe he thougtht that one was elected and accountable.
;-)
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:01 AM
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32. That was my thought.
Eight unelected and unaccountable. One elected and accountable. :)
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 04:49 PM
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8. Please, please, please;
Let Perry be the Republican nominee.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 05:13 PM
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10. honestly i think republicans get foreign-sounding names wrong on purpose
some sort of xenophibic/racist dog whistle real-americans-don't-know-how-to-pronounce-furrin-names thing.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 05:22 PM
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11. I think I'm starting to like Perry.
he seems to have a casual, flippant attitude towards reality.

Heck, how can you not like a Republican who gives a speech in New Hampshire that makes him look like he's high on crack?
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 05:24 PM
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12. There are three branches of government: The Executive, the Legislative, and, uh,...


Oops!
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Samba Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 08:18 PM
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19. uh uh - the Navy
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 06:58 PM
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13. This is what we sing in Dallas at Christmas these days
Edited on Fri Dec-09-11 06:59 PM by DFW
to the tune of "We Wish You A Merry Christmas:"

We wish you would take Rick Perry, we wish you would take Rick Perry
We wish you would take Rick Perry, a long way from here

Take him far away from Austin, please send him on beyond Boston,
Where cold arctic snows are frostin’, and keep him all year!

He’s expert at execution, he’s less good on elocution,
He’s brought us some bad pollution, take him far from here

We wish you a Merry Merry, but please take away Rick Perry,
And take him a very, very long distance from here!
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 07:03 PM
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14. Total IDIOT.
Perry...FAIL!
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 07:49 PM
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15. (p}Rick Perry has built a vast empire of croney capitalism that W would only have dreamed of
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 08:01 PM
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16. you'd think a gov from TX could pronounce Hispanic names but not Rickie
he and * are in a race for the Dumbass of the Century.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 08:11 PM
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17. Has this asshole ever read anything tat is not Bazooka bubble gum wrappers. Never mind it's rhetoric...
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Samba Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 08:17 PM
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18. 8 isn't that far off when there are so many conflicts of interest
that just about any case has someone recused or should have.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:33 AM
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34. The Supreme Court justices are not numbered by how many have recused themselves from cases,
but by how many sit on the Bench. It's 9. That's how many Justices there are: 9. Shit, I knew that when I was seven or eight years old. But then, at seven or eight, I was already a towering intellectual compared to that moronic dish of skim milk...
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:01 PM
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20. look no further....
....Republicans, you've found your nominee!
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Stevepol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:16 PM
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21. I feel moved to defend Texas because of Perry.
As a former long-time resident of the state, I don't honestly believe that Texas would have put this guy in office but for one of two reasons:

(1) his hair
(2) the voting machines

I strongly feel the second reason is the stronger, more logical reason. Texans have not in the past acquitted themselves well as judges of intelligence in their elected representatives, but I do not think, even with his hair, that Perry would have received the number of votes he is said to have received. I strongly lean toward the e-voting explanation.
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Marie Marie Donating Member (709 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 10:23 PM
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23. To say that Perry is as dumb as a box of rocks would be a compliment at this point.
How in the world did this guy ever get elected to anything?
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Big Orange Jeff Donating Member (136 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 04:44 PM
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38. And an insult to the rocks.
nm
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:53 PM
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24. '...and, and, Supreme Court Justice Monte Hall' Rick, pack it up and go home. n/t
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:01 AM
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25. So, who's the justice he likes?
I think it's Scalia. Thomas thinks exactly like him but since Perry probably thinks he's as conservative as he is to fight off his obvious liberal tendencies, Thomas is lumped in with the other seven.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:04 AM
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26. lol -- sadly unsurprising
but still pretty funny :rofl:
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uncle ray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:37 AM
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27. not nearly bad as The Washington Post's flub.
they called Perry a Presidential contender.
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 02:11 AM
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28. So long, and thanks for playing, Rick.
Here's a year's supply of Rice-a-Roni and the home version of the President of the United States game.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 03:09 AM
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29. if he ran in 2000 all this would probably help him
just like it did Bush with fools talking of wanting someone as stupid as them.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 04:35 AM
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30. Head Moran. First Moran. El Presidente de Morans. nt
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:26 PM
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37. oh dear, stop!
:rofl:
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Drahthaardogs Donating Member (482 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 06:47 AM
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31. The stupidity of this man is almost breathtaking to behold.
It also makes me lose respect for Texas and its citizens. How could they elect this fool in the first place.
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:29 AM
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33. Not a gaffe. He truly doesn't know the answer. Add it to the long
list of things he doesn't know. Such an embarassment.

The media uses the term gaffe...it suggests it's a mistake. They should just call him a dumb ass :-).
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 01:25 PM
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36. I am surprised he was that close to the correct number! nt
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