So comic in fact that Governor Perry went and did a Letterman Top Ten List on Thursday night in an attempt at damage control for stammering, stumbling, and appearing like a total idiot in front of the national television audience when called upon to state what he supposedly believes in with all his heart and soul.
Brain freeze? Yes, you or I (especially you!) could easily forget our own names if called upon to debate governmental policy in front of millions. But we don't want to be President of the United States!
You do? Shut up, you're ruining this bit!
What happens when President Perry has a brain fart when his finger is on the button and he forgets what country he's supposed to destroy? Hopefully he'll have had an earlier brain fart and the only button he'll have his finger on will be on his belly!
Just imagine the impact a badly timed brain fart might have had on great historical events:
Friend, Romans, and Countrymen, lend me your .... umm ..... uhhh .... lawnmower! .... no, that's not it .... buck fifty for a cup of coffee .... no, that's not right .... seersucker sports coat, I've got a hot date on Friday! ...... nah, not it .... ooops!
Mark Antony, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene III know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me. ... umm .... uhhhh .... a set of Samsonite luggage! .... no, that's not it .... a new car! Yes, Patrick, you'll be the talk of the town behind the wheel of .... no, that's not right .... sorry, Patrick, but we have some fine parting gifts ..... nah, not it .... ooops!
Patrick Henry, Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775
Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863
Politicians should best stick to the other type of fart.
Frankly, with what's coming out of Washington, we're all used to the smell.