The Amazing Racism

  • Aired:  10/03/11
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Rick Perry probably wasn't going to win the African American vote anyway, but he'd better have a good explanation for the name of his family's ranch. (3:04)

TURNING NOW TO THE REPUBLICAN

PRESIDENTIAL RACE.

TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY

ENTERED THE CONTEST WITH A

GREAT DEAL OF FANFARE AND

IMMEDIATELY SHOT TO THE TOP OF

THE FIELD.

AND THEN HE BEGAN TO SPEAK.

>> IS IT THE MITT ROMNEY THAT

WAS ON THE SIDE OF AGAINST THE

SECOND AMENDMENT BEFORE HE WAS

FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT?

WAS IT BEFORE HE WAS BEFORE

THE SOCIAL PROGRAMS?

>> Jon: YOU KNOW, WATCHING

GOVERNOR PERRY DO THAT, YOU

REALLY DO PICTURE SORT OF A

SQUADRON OF TINY LITTLE MEN

INSIDE HIS HEAD RUNNING AROUND

FRANTICALLY TRYING TO FIND THE

RIGHT PAPER, YOU KNOW AND THEN

ONE OF THEM KNOCKS OVER THE

COFFEE ON THE CONTROL PANEL.

YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST LIKE THIS.

YOU KNOW, PEOPLE CAN RECOVER

FROM POOR DEBATE PERFORMANCE

NOT LIKE THOSE WORDS ARE

WRITTEN IN STONE WHICH BRINGS

US TO OUR NEXT RICK PERRY

STORY.

>> A TROUBLING STORY ON THE

FRONT PAGE OF THE "WASHINGTON

POST" TODAY ABOUT RICK PERRY.

THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS.

IT INDICATES THAT FOR YEARS

HIS FAMILY HAD A HUNTING CAMP

IN WEST TEXAS AND THE NAME OF

IT WRITTEN ON A STONE WAS N-

HEAD.

OBVIOUSLY IT WASN'T JUST N-HEAD.

>> Jon: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING

AT ME FOR?

I'M NOT GOING TO SAY IT.

YOU SAY IT.

>> I KNOW THAT YOU WILL

REFRAIN FROM SAYING THAT WORD

SO I'M GOING TO SAY WHAT THE

WORD WAS ON THE ROCK.

THE NAME OF THE PLACE WAS

CALLED NIGGER HEAD.

>> Jon: REALLY?

LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT OUR

AUDIENCE WILL (BEEP) ANYTHING.

ALL RIGHT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

I'M JUST GOING TO GO WITH THAT

WAS A SHOCK WHOOP.

THANK YOU, HERMAN CAIN.

BOY, IF YOU EVER NEED ANYBODY

TO SAY ANYTHING OFFENSIVE IN

JEWISH TERMS, CALL ME.

WAIT.

HOW DID WE JUST FIND OUT ABOUT

THIS NOW?

RICK PERRY HAS BEEN GOVERNOR

OF TEXAS FOR 11 YEARS.

HOW COME HE DIDN'T HAVE TO

ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS

FAMILY RANCH STONE BEFORE?

OH, I'M BEING TOLD HE DOES

ADDRESS IT IN HIS

AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

(LAUGHING) NOW THAT YOU CAN

WHOOP AT.

THIS IS CRAZY.

I'M NOT SAYING RICK PERRY WAS

GOING TO WIN... (LAUGHING) I'M

NOT SAYING RICK PERRY WAS

GOING TO WIN THE AFRICAN-

AMERICAN VOTE ANYWAY BUT PERRY

BETTER HAVE A GOOD EXPLANATION

FOR THIS.

>> PERRY SAYS HIS FATHER

PAINTED OVER THE SIGN SOON

AFTER LEASING THE PROPERTY IN

1983.

>> Jon: SURELY THAT AREA MIGHT

HAVE A PAINTING COMPANY SOLELY

TASKED WITH CORRECTING THESE

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