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Rick Perry to run ad in Iowa during Jay Leno poking fun at debate mishap

Chris Moody
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to appear on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno tonight, and the campaign will run an ad in Iowa during the show entitled "What's That Line Again?" that pokes fun at his own debate skills.

"If you want a slick debater, I'm obviously not your guy," Perry says in the ad. "But if you want to clean house in Washington with a balanced budget amendment, a flat tax, and a part time Congress, I'm your man."

You can watch the spot here:

Here's the script:

Gov. Perry: "Commerce, education, and the, um, what's the third one there?"

"Department of Energy."

"You know, we've all lost our train of thought before, but not many have done it on national TV."

"If you want a slick debater, I'm obviously not your guy."

"But if you want to clean house in Washington with a balanced budget amendment, a flat tax, and a part time Congress, I'm your man."

"I'm Rick Perry and...what's that line again?"

"I'm Rick Perry and I approve of this message."

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