Read-this Roundup: Cain croons ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’; Perry’s gaffe explained


Cain’s repertoire includes the schmaltzy “Wind Beneath My Wings.” (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Please, people--if anyone has the camera phone evidence, we want to see it!

Elsewhere, Post reporter Joel Achenbach explains that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s gaffe at the GOP debate this week wasn’t an indication of “intellectual deficit,” but rather a common phenomenon called “retrieval failure.” Apparently, people experience this frequently suffer from a condition called “anomia.”

Uh... where were we?

Our colleague Ed O’Keefe reports that not everyone thinks President Obama’s efforts to trim federal spending by cutting government swag is fiscally prudent. Guess who’s against it? The makers of all those T-shirts, mugs and assorted gee-gaws.

O’Keefe’s label for one of them: “Sultan of Swag.”

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.

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