Perry: 'I stepped in it last night'

Speaking on NBC’s "Today Show," Perry had a broad smile on his face and occasionally chuckled as he was shown video from Wednesday’s debate. After promising to close three government agencies when he became president, Perry had named two but struggled to remember the third.

“I will tell you that I don’t mind saying clearly that I stepped in it last night,” he said Thursday. “But I think I’m kind of like most Americans, and there are so many agencies of government that they’d like to forget, that the Department of Energy was one of those.”

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