Rick Perry was doing so well. After launching a presidential campaign, he quickly catapulted to frontrunner status. But, Jon Stewart said, that all changed once Perry started talking.
“Watching Governor Perry, you really do picture a squadron of tiny little men inside his head, running around frantically, trying to find the right paper, one of them knocks over the coffee on the control panel,” Stewart said on Monday.
But people can recover from a poor debate performance, Stewart said. “It’s not like those words are written in stone.”Well, not exactly. But a front-page story in the Washington Post revealed that the Perry family hunting camp in Texas may have had a stone sign reading “Niggerhead” as recently as the 1990s.
“How are we just finding out about this now”? Stewart asked. Rick Perry’s been governor of Texas for 11 years. How come he didn’t have to answer questions about this family ranch stone before.”
“I’m not saying Rick Perry was going to win the African-American vote anyway. But Perry better have a good explanation for this,” Stewart added.
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