Maybe you weren’t amused by all the snarky comments about candidate Rick Perry’s memory lapse.
Anybody over a certain age has experienced those mental misfires.
We can usually laugh them off unless we happen to be on national television as a candidate for president.
Focus instead on what the man intended to say.
To cut the deficit, Perry would eliminate the Education Department, the Commerce Department, and the Energy Department.
The Energy Department? Ack!
The DOE may not be a model of bureaucratic efficiency, but in fiscal 2010, the department spent $4.1 billion in New Mexico, more than it spent in any other state.
Perry might as well have said, No, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus.