Rick Perry on the Death of ‘Kim Jong the Second’
Rick “Brain Freeze” Perry does it again.
Another week, another Rick Perry gaffe, this time concerning the big news item of the day, the death of Kim Jong-Il. What could Perry get so wrong about the late North Korean dictator, about whom it’s hard to say anything controversial because nearly everyone in America agrees he’s a Very Bad Man? His name. “In an email statement regarding the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il, Rick Perry mistakenly referred to the despot as Kim Jong the Second,” reports Think Progress. (The posting on Perry’s website has since been updated with the correct spelling.) We see what happened: some sans-serif news brief on his death tripped up a Perry PR person, as a upper-case I and a lower-case l next to one another can easily be mistaken for “II” — i.e., “the Second.”