Rick Perry Assures Crowd That His Wife Can Iron a Shirt

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It took less than two days for Rick Perry to make his first gaffe of his candidacy. Speaking in Waterloo, Iowa, yesterday:


Perry took questions from the audience shedding his suit jacket.

“My daughter’s cold so I gave her my jacket,” Perry told the crowd.

“If this shirt’s got a few wrinkles in it,” he said “it’s not my wife’s fault.”

Uh, thanks for the clarification, but nobody was going to blame your wife because it's not 1952 and nobody assumes that it's your wife's job to iron your shirts. Except for ... you?

Rick Perry Introduces Himself as 2012 Contender to Iowa Voters> [ABC News Radio via Political Wire]