Perry's statement called Kim Jong Il "Kim Jong the Second," apparently mistaking the final word spelled I-L for Roman numeral II. Let the Twitter fallout begin:
Even former "Jeopardy!" whiz Ken Jennings joined in -- but his tweet came the night before the governor's statement was published. Could he have seen it coming?
Meanwhile, Texas Republicans chime in on the debate over the payroll-tax-cut extension. The House rejected the Senate-approved two-month extension today, instead choosing to send the matter to a conference committee.
Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, a Democrat, had a different perspective, casting blame on the House.