Colbert crowns Rick Perry winner of GOP debate

... and the social security "Ponzi scheme" declaration was his towering achievement


Peter Finocchiaro
September 9, 2011 4:10PM (UTC)

Wednesday night's GOP debate had the punditsphere a-twitter over the contrasting debate styles of the race's two front runners, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. But there can only be one winner, and Stephen Colbert could clearly see that it was none other than Rick Parry (with an "a"). On the "Report" last night, Colbert broke down Perry's remarkable debate performance by highlighting a few of the Texas governor's key strategies: Comparing himself to Galileo, boasting about his record of executions in Texas, and, of course, declaring that social security is a Ponzi scheme.

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