Rick Perry Thinks 'Solynda' Is a Country (Really)

CNN reports on Rick Perry campaigning in Iowa:

“I’m for pulling all of those tax credits, or subsidies or however you refer to them out of the energy industry,” Perry said….

But his attempt to turn this tough talk into an attack on the current administration came with a few of the verbal misstatements that have plagued other public appearances by Perry. While criticizing President Barack Obama for picking winners and losers in the energy industry, he bungled the name of the most famous energy company to go under despite government assistance.

“No greater example of it than this administration sending millions of dollars into the solar industry, and we lost that money,” Perry began. “I want to say it was over $500 million that went to the country Solynda.”

Darn you Obama for making three mistakes — losing all that money, funneling it to an imaginary foreign country … and I forgot the third….

Climate Progress / By Joe Romm | Sourced from

Posted at December 12, 2011, 11:18am

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