Texas Gov. Rick Perry, bless his heart, has joined Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin as GOP presidential wannabes in need of one-on-one tutoring by sometimes historian Newt Gingrich. From ABC News:
Texas Governor Rick Perry energetically bounded into the Beta Theta Pi fraternity on Dartmouth College’s campus after Tuesday night’s debate, but when he was asked a question about states’ rights, he slipped up on the dates for when the American Revolution was fought.
“Our Founding Fathers never meant for Washington, D.C. to be the fount of all wisdom. As a matter of fact they were very much afraid if that because they’d just had this experience with this far-away government that had centralized thought process and planning and what have you, and then it was actually the reason that we fought the revolution in the 16th century was to get away from that kind of onerous crown if you will,” Perry said.”
Perry missed it by only two centuries. And who’s to say that Mary, Queen of Scots,