- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - As he mulls a 2016 presidential run, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is showing he’s unafraid to laugh about the “Oops moment” that derailed his 2012 White House bid.

Addressing a conservative forum in Austin on Friday, Perry and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich were asked to name their three top priorities should they become president.

Perry drew laughter and applause when he gently ribbed the moderator, saying “you’re picking on me, right?” He then joked that he had used the laughter delay to ensure he could remember three answers.

During a 2011 presidential debate, Perry couldn’t remember the third of three federal agencies he had promised to shutter before muttering “Oops.”

Perry said Friday he would approve the Keystone XL pipeline, increase business tax incentives and secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

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