Quote of the Day: Herman Cain for Defense!

| Sat Dec. 17, 2011 2:04 PM EST

From Rick Perry, explaining to an Iowa crowd that Herman Cain would make a good Secretary of Defense:

He has all the characteristics of the type of person I would bring forward.

Yes indeed, in much the same way that, say, Hannibal Lecter has all the characteristics that would make him a good food critic for the Times. I smell a Twitter meme coming on here. #allthecharacteristics

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