Rick Perry Blanks on Sotomayor's Name

He also refers to the 'eight' Supreme Court justices
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2011 4:43 PM CST

Ouch. Rick Perry gave an interview to the Des Moines Register today in which he criticized "activist judges" on the Supreme Court, but he suffered an awkward silence as he struggled to come up with the name of Sonia Sotomayor. In fact, the best he could do was "Montemayor" before a reporter helped him out.

Later, he apparently forgot that the court had nine justices: “I trust those independent school districts to make those decisions better than eight unelected and frankly unaccountable judges,” he said. Think Progress quickly put up both videos, which recall his "oops" moment on the Energy Department. (More Rick Perry 2012 stories.)

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