Rick Perry's Questionably Named Hunting Camp

  • Aired:  10/03/11
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The Rick Perry family hunting camp once had a racially charged name, but many presidents have vacationed at questionably named resorts. (3:05)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE

REPORT, EVERYONE.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

SIT DOWN.

THANK YOU, CITIZENS ALL,

WELCOME TO THE REPORT.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US,

FOLKS.

AS YOU KNOW, I AM A HUGE

SUPPORTER OF REPUBLICAN

CANDIDATE RICK PERRY SPELLED

WITH AN A.

HE IS A WINNER SPELLED WITH

A G FOR AWESOME.

NOW UNFORTUNATELY HIS NAME

IS BEING SULLIED BY RICK

PERRY WITH AN "E"

"THE WASHINGTON POST"

REPORTS THAT THE RICK PERRY

FAMILY HUNTING CAMP ONCE HAD

A RACIALLY CHARGED NAME.

IT IS A HUNTING CAMP WAS

EVIDENTLY CALLED-- OKAY--

(LAUGHTER)

HOW DO I PUT THIS.

OKAY, OKAY,--

(LAUGHTER)

OKAY, YOU KNOW WHAT, IT

SAYS-- SOMEBODY HELP ME OUT

HERE.

>> I KNOW THAT YOU ARE

REFRAINING FROM SAYING THAT

WORD SO I'M GOING TO SAY

WHAT THE WORD WAS ON THE

ROCK.

THE NAME OF THE PLATES WAS

CALLED NIGGERHEAD.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU.

OF COURSE HERMAN CAIN CAN

GET AWAY WITH IT BECAUSE

IT'S OKAY FOR BLACK PEOPLE

TO CALL EACH OTHER'S FAMILY

HUNTING CAMP THAT.

AND FOLKS, THIS IS TROUBLE

FOR PERRY.

BUT I SAY THIS CONTROVERSY

OVER CAMP-- UM --

>> NIGGERHEAD--

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: YES, I SAY IT IS

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.

MANY PRESIDENTS HAVE

VACATIONED AT QUESTIONABLY

NAMED RESORTS.

FOR INSTANCE FOR INSTANCE,

CHESTER A ARTHUR SPENT ALL

HIS SUMMERS AT THIEVING

CHINAAMAN SPRINGS.

AND RICHARD NIXON USED TO GO

FLY-FISHING AT JEWS CONTROL

THE MEDIA CREEK.

EVEN BARACK OBAMA SPENTS A

LOT OF TIME AT CAMP DAVID

WHICH UNTIL RECENTLY ONLY

ADMITTED WHITE PRESIDENTS.

NOW--

(APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

FOLKS, LET'S BE FAIR.

NOW PERRY SAYS THEY CHANGED

THE NAME A LONG TIME AGO BUT

I SAY WHO CARES.

I AM SURE THE ORIGINAL

MEANING OF --

>> NIGGERHEAD-- .

>> Stephen: YES, THAT WORD,

WAS TOTALLY INNOCENT.

AS A COMMENTER ON THE

CONSERVATIVE BLOG RED STATE

POINTED OUT THE WORD IN

QUESTION IS A TECHNICAL

TERM.

MEANING MANY THINGS SUCH AS

THE STRIKING WEIGHT ON A

PILE DRIVER AND ISOLATED

CORAL HEAD NOTORIOUS AS A

NAVIGATION HAZARD OR A BLACK

IRON POST FOR MOORING SHIPS.

SEE T JUST MEANT ANYTHING

THAT WAS DARK AND BOTHERSOME

THAT YOU WOULD POUND ON THE

HEAD OR TIE A ROPE AROUND.

NOTHING OFFENSIVE ABOUT IT

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