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

Read this: Rick Perry brain freeze; Mitt Romney, nice guy; Reggie Love; Billy Crystal; Gabrielle Giffords

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The Rick Perry brain freeze: Some called it a gaffe or an epic fail, but neurologists call it a “retrieval failure,” when the brain just can’t access a particular proper noun. Oh, you laugh, but it’s happening to you, too, more and more these days, isn’t it, reports Joel Achenbach. (Also: See Rick Perry on Letterman). . . And did you notice? The only Republican to throw Perry a lifeline in that moment was Mitt Romney. What a nice guy! But, Kathleen Parker wonders: Too nice to win?

In other news: Reggie Love, Obama’s popular “body man,” is leaving the White House. . . Billy Crystal will host the Oscars. . . Gabrielle Giffords is actually speaking on camera with Diane Sawyer.

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