Again, Rick Perry flubs which three agencies he’d cut

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First Read: “During a radio interview this morning, he was asked which federal departments he would shut down. Perry listed: ‘Three right off the bat: Commerce, Interior, and Energy are the three that you think of.’ Problem: Those are NOT the three he had previously not been able to name. He swapped Interior for Education. He has not previously said he would eliminate Interior. The radio host later followed up and asked Perry if he would eliminate Education, and Perry responded with a harsh critique of federal education standards.”

A Perry spokesman tried to clean up later: “Every agency is on the chopping block.”

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