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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/11/2011

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

It’s like those lost works of art by famous painters, rumored to have existed but never seen by the public: Herman Cain once performed a duet with a staffer at a holiday party, crooning the achingly awful “Wind Beneath My Wings,” our Washington Post colleagues Krissah Thompson and Aaron C. Davis report.
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.”

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