Republican prez nominee-wannabe, Strong man, and rumored closet case Rick Perry drew a blank this week when faced with the topic of Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down state sodomy laws—which, er, rather heavily involved the state he governed at the time.
Perry was speaking to about 150 people in a Cedar Rapids coffee shop on Thursday, when he was asked how he reconciles his support of limited government with his criticism of Lawrence v. Texas.
After bumbling for a bit about out-of-control government spending, Perry responded: “You know, I wish I could tell you I know every Supreme Court case. I don’t. I’m not even going to try to go through every Supreme Court case. I’m not a lawyer.”
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