Gov. Perry Makes Texas-Sized Geography Mistake

Momentarily places Juarez within the 50 US states
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2011 6:17 AM CST
Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Uh, Ciudad Juarez Isn't Really in the United States
Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park February 11, 2011.   (Getty Images)

Rest easy, America: The most dangerous US city is ... in Mexico. Or so discovered Texas Gov. Rick Perry after an embarrassing goof yesterday. While talking to reporters about border enforcement, Perry brought up the violence in Mexico, saying, "There have been 34,000 Mexicans killed directly attributable to the drug wars. It is a very dangerous place." He continued, "Juarez is reported to be the most dangerous city in America." After an aide pointed out the error, Perry clarified that Ciudad Juarez is not, in fact, in Texas, reports Politico. (More Rick Perry stories.)

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