Last night Governor of Texas Rick Perry, who I once compared to Elmer Gantry and feared would be the Republican running against President Obama next November, essentially doomed his campaign by failing to remember the third of three federal agencies that he would cut as president:
It is three agencies of government when I get there that are gone. Commerce, Education, and the — what’s the third one there? Let’s see. Commerce and, let’s see. I can’t. The third one, I can’t. Sorry. Oops.
Henry Carr: “I learned three things in Zurich during the war. I wrote them down. Firstly, you’re either a revolutionary or you’re not, and if you’re not you might as well be an artist as anything else. Secondly, if you can’t be an artist, you might as well be a revolutionary. . . . I forget the third thing.”