Last night Rick Perry attempted to do some damage control after his latest flub in the Republican primary debates by reading the "Top Ten Rick Perry Excuses" on "The Late Show with David Letterman".

Dave took a jab at Perry when he said, 'How do you feel, by the way? You feel all right? You ready? You well rested?', referring to the candidates recent debate appearances.

Read more: http://entertainment.time.com/2011/11/11/rick-perry-excuses-himself-on-david-letterman/#ixzz1dPf5X85H

Here's the video:

Did Perry help his image? The minimum standard for an appearance like this is that it makes the subject look like a good sport, and Perry probably did that. Then again, seeming like a good sport is not exactly his major problem right now.