Perry Puts US Revolution in Wrong Century

He tells fraternity about founding fathers' 16th-century fight
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2011 3:39 AM CDT
Perry Puts US Revolution in Wrong Century
Texas Gov. Rick Perry expounds on his views at yesterday's debate at Dartmouth.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harrer, Pool)

(Newser) – George Washington must be rolling over in his grave: Rick Perry blew into a Dartmouth frat house after the debate yesterday and launched into an explanation of his view that the founding fathers fought for state rights during the American Revolution—in the 16th century, notes ABC News. He was only off by two centuries ... unless he was talking about some other American Revolution.

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Fortunately for Perry, he didn't make the blooper during the debate. And as for debates, he admitted, he could probably always do better. “I just try to get up every day and do my job, and you know debates are not my strong suit, but you know, we get up and do them and we just try to let people see our passion, and I think that’s what we did,” he said. Click to see how he did. (Read more Rick Perry 2012 stories.)

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