Picture it: The CNBC Republican presidential debate Wednesday night. A visibly flustered Rick Perry has a hard time answering the three agencies he would cut if elected president. He named two -- but forgot the third.
"I will tell you, it is three agencies of government when I get there that are gone," Perry said. "Commerce, Education, and the -- what's the third one there? Let's see. OK. Commerce, Education, and the..."
Ron Paul chimes in, “You need five.”
After some suggestions thrown out by his fellow candidates, Perry said, "The third agency of government I would -- I would do away with Education, the Commerce, and, let's see. I can't. The third one, I can't. Sorry. Oops."
And FYI -- Perry will present tonight's David Letterman's Top Ten List.
Reaction from the Twitterverse was, naturally, comical:
-- HLN's Rick Bastien contributed to this story