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Perry praises debate moderator for naming that third federal agency

During Saturday night's foreign policy debate, Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) made light of his now famous misstep in the last Republican debate.

He praised Scott Pelley, the debate moderator, when he asked a question about the Department of Energy, the agency Perry forgot earlier this week.


“Glad you remembered it,” Perry said when asked what he would with nuclear material if the department was eliminated.

"I've had some time to think about it, sir," Pelley said.

"Me too," Perry shot back to applause from the crowd.

Perry forgot the Department of Energy, the third in his list of three that he would eliminate as president, in Wednesday night’s debate and has been trying to rebuild his image since then.

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