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Magical idiot Rick Perry has big plans when he becomes president, in his mind. For one thing, he’s going to shut down as many federal government departments as he can easily count to: three. But which three? Oh who knows. Details are for, uh, more intelligent people?

ABC News blogs the special exchange between Rick Perry, the ghosts in the back of his empty skull, and the annoying little man who always follows Rick Perry around to yell “good ideas” when Rick Perry can’t remember, say, how to go to the bathroom:

Rick Perry delivered his biggest fumble of the campaign to date when he failed to name the third agency he would eliminate if he were to become president during a Republican presidential debate in Rochester, Mich.

“It’s three agencies of government when I get there that are gone – Commerce, Education and the um, what’s the third one there? Let’s see. Oh five – Commerce, Education and the um, um,” Perry said.

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, standing to Perry’s left, offered the Environmental Protection Agency as a suggestion.

“EPA, there you go,” Perry said.

So, it’s a big gaffe not when an apparently serious candidate for president just wants to close down some symbolic number of federal agencies that MILLIONS OF PEOPLE DEPEND UPON, or that, say, protect the nation and its land and its creatures and even (gasp, yes) its people, but it’s a campaign ender when the jackass candidate can’t remember which federal agencies he wants to pretend to close down. [ABC News/YouTube via Andrew K.]

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