The good news for Texas Gov. Rick Perry? This was unquestionably the brightest moment of his White House campaign since his announcement back in August.
The bad news? It only came about due to his unbelievable debate brain freeze the previous night, after which Republican voters likely wrote him off for good.
Might as well make the best of it in any case, right?
The politician, to his credit, poked fun at himself by reading The Late Show with David Letterman's Top 10 List Thursday. The category: Top 10 Rick Perry excuses ...
We won't give them away here, because you should really watch the clip for the full effect. But Mitt Romney's handsomeness and Justin Bieber's paternity are involved.