Worst political gaffes of 2011
"I trust those independent school districts to make those decisions better than eight unelected and, frankly, unaccountable judges."
- Texas Governor Rick Perry
During a Dec. 9 meeting with The Des Moines Register's editorial board, the Republican presidential candidate delivered a pair of Supreme Court-related gaffes. First, he struggled for six seconds before misstating the name of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Then, moments later, he goofed on the number of justices. There are nine.