Texas Gov. Rick Perry has waded into the racial waters already in these early days of the campaign.
Word has surfaced that a hunting ranch formerly leased by Gov. Perry had the word “Niggerhead” written on rocks at several points throughout the property.
Of course, Perry is saying that when he father began leasing the property about 30 years ago, he painted over all of the offensive language immediately. Well, that doesn’t fit in with witnesses who say that Perry hosted lawmakers and hunting events at the ranch while the words were still on the rock. These eyewitness accounts are within the past 14 years.
The governor was on the lease of the property from 1997-2007. He has been governor of Texas since 2001. You do the math about what the rock said when.
Trust me, Gov. Perry is in full “cover-thine-ass” mode on this bright, sunny Monday morning. He is saying that the offensive rocks were turned over. Other reports say his dad painted over the rocks. Then the governor says that he hasn’t been there since 2006. Whatever happened, I bet you can’t find a damn pebble on the property today!
Perry has admitted that the property USED to say “Niggerhead” before his family was involved with it. He’s just trying to let you know that it was THE FORMER OWNERS and not his Afrocentric-loving, back to the Motherland, “We have several black friends…” family.
Is that me, or do you hear the sweet sound of the Perry family writing a fat check to the United Negro College Fund this morning?