Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry
Speaking to the Des Moines Register in Iowa Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry struggled to remember U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's name. REUTERS

Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, may know that there are activist judges on the U.S. Supreme Court, he just doesn't always remember their names.

The Texas governor on Friday, speaking to Iowa's Des Moines Register editorial board, had another oops moment when he struggled to remember Justice Sonia Sotomayor's name, even flubbing the number of justices on the high court's bench.

Perry was about to launch into an attack on Obama tapping two activist judges to the Supreme Court when he failed to remember Sotomayor's name, saying Not Montemayor before being reminded by a member of the paper's editorial board, according to The Associated Press.

He then referred to eight unelected judges on the Supreme Court bench. There are actually nine Supreme Court justices.

For Washington to tell a local school district that you cannot have a prayer and a time of prayer in that school is, I think, offensive to most Americans, Perry said, according to ABC News. I trust the people of the states to make those decisions. I trust those independent school districts to make those decisions better than eight unelected, and frankly, unaccountable judges.