Having fallen to third place behind Herman Cain in multiple election polls, Rick Perry has had to adjust his approach to winning the hearts and minds of Republican voters. One interesting way he’s decided to do this is by raising his profile as a good ol’ boy. Taking one out of the George W. Bush playbook, Perry stopped by Dartmouth College’s Frat Row after last night’s debate to rouse support from this extremely marginalized voting bloc. Keeping in character, Perry went on to demonstrate his Frat boy cred by purposely unwittingly screwing up the century the American Revolution took place:
Texas Governor Rick Perry energetically bounded into the Beta Theta Pi fraternity on Dartmouth College’s campus after Tuesday night’s debate, but when he was asked a question about states’ rights, he slipped up on the dates for when the American Revolution was fought.
“Our Founding Fathers never meant for Washington, D.C. to be the fount of all wisdom. As a matter of fact they were very much afraid if that because they’d just had this experience with this far-away government that had centralized thought process and planning and what have you, and then it was actually the reason that we fought the revolution in the 16th century was to get away from that kind of onerous crown if you will,” Perry said.”
But Perry’s version of American history doesn’t match the history books, which show the American Revolution was fought in the 18th century.
Err… “Remember the Alamo!”