Rick Perry, one of the top Republican presidential contenders, was on “Late Show David Letterman” last night to do the daily Top 10 list, and to poke so fun at himself.
Perry's segment was called "Top 10 Rick Perry Excuses" mocking his gaffe on forgetting the three federal agencies he would eliminate if president while at the CNBC Republican presidential debate.
At the debate, Perry was only able to come up with two of the agencies he promised to eliminate. He acknowledged his embarrassing performance and did damage control by being a good sport on a national level.
“Hey, listen. You try concentrating with Mitt Romney smiling at you. That is one handsome dude,” said Perry during his airtime with Letterman.
Seven of the best excuses on the Top 10 list include:
10. “Actually, there were three reasons I messed up last night. One was the nerves, two was the headache and three was, and three, uh, uh. Oops.”
6.“Hey, listen. You try concentrating with Mitt Romney smiling at you. That is one handsome dude.” “I had a five-hour energy drink six hours before the debate.”
3. “I really hoped to get on my favorite talk show, but instead I ended up here.”
2. “Hey, I wanted to help take the heat off my buddy Herman Cain.”
1. “I just learned Justin Bieber is my father.”