OFF TOPIC: Mr. Perry is taking a lot of deserved ribbing about his gaffe, but is now also criticised for his light hearted response. I give him a pass for both. Brain freezes (aka senior moments) happen to me in meetings and I get a full and generally peaceful night’s sleep. Humor is an entirely appropriate response to an error that damages no one but yourself. It’s alright.
He and his ilk need to be skewered on their policies and proposals.
(post script. See also PoliticalProf for November 10, 2011. If you are a poli sci student (or former poli sci student) start following him.