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article imageDavid Letterman's 'Top 10' pokes fun at Perry's $17 million

By Michael Krebs     Oct 8, 2011 in Entertainment
David Letterman, host of CBS' 'Late Show,' sought to provide advice to Republican presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry on how to spend the $17 million Perry raised in the third quarter, using Letterman's iconic 'Top 10' list format.
Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry received ten points of advice on how to spend the $17 million Perry recently raised from Conservative supporters.
The suggestion list came from the long-time host of CBS' "Late Show," David Letterman on Wednesday night, who used his "Top 10" format to detail what Letterman believes Perry should do with the significant stockpile of campaign donations.
After entering the Republican presidential contest on August 13 with a commanding momentum that quickly ushered Perry to the head of the pack, the Texas governor performed poorly in two nationally televised GOP debates and has since seen his candidacy and his overall appeal among Republicans tumble dramatically in the polls.
According to the most recent Washington Post / ABC News poll cited by the Miami Herald, Perry has experienced a devastating erosion among the Conservative Tea Party base.
However, Governor Perry has managed to deliver impressive fund-raising capital, a $17 million bounty that attracted Letterman's attention. But while Letterman believes it is unlikely that Perry will win the Republican nomination, the "Late Show" host offered 10 alternatives on how the money should be spent.
10.Death row taco bar
9.Two words: Alberto VO5
8.Hire staff to write some more great zingers like this...
7.Always wanted to see Branson
6.Spend a weekend at his hunting lodge with Hank Williams Jr.
5.$8.5 million on campaign buttons; $8.5 million on bumper stickers
4.Health care for all Texans...I'm totally messing with you
3.Shut up or he'll execute you
2.Get a fabulous makeover from Michele O'Bachmann's husband
1.Buy lunch for Chris Christie
The next GOP debate will be held on October 11 at Dartmouth College and will be co-sponsored by the Washington Post and Bloomberg.
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