Rick Perry walked into this one. The presidential candidate—the guy whose “oops” moment at a recent GOP debate was widely ridiculed—challenged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to a debate. "I am in Washington Monday and would love to engage you in a public debate about my Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo,” he wrote to Pelosi. Pelosi responded during a news conference, saying she'll be busy visiting Portland, California, and, "that's two ... I can't remember what the third thing is." Perry has been pushing a government overhaul that, in part, would make Congress a part-time legislature.
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