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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Republican Frontrunner

Posted by on Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Huffington Post:

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he is open to sending American troops to Mexico to help battle drug cartels.

Because American military involvement in Mexico has always gone so swimmingly. And the Washington Post:

In the early years of his political career, Rick Perry began hosting fellow lawmakers, friends and supporters at his family’s secluded West Texas hunting camp, a place known by the name painted in block letters across a large, flat rock standing upright at its gated entrance.

“Niggerhead,” it read.

Herman Cain calls the name of the camp "very insensitive."


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seatackled 1
Osama Bin Laden was open to sending Al Qaeda troops to the US.
Posted by seatackled on October 2, 2011 at 9:33 AM · Report this
I wonder who will be the Republican front runner next week?
Posted by Mike in Olympia on October 2, 2011 at 9:42 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 3
I'm no fan of Perry, but it's hardly responsible journalism to post that WaPo hatchet-job without posting his response (which was quite reasonable). He didn't own the property, he didn't name it, in fact, his family painted-over the name, and it's been renamed for years and years now.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on October 2, 2011 at 9:48 AM · Report this
Fnarf 4
Americans keen on sending troops to Mexico might be surprised to find out that the other side isn't just a few dozen waiters bearing frozen margaritas and kids selling Chiclets on the side of the road. It's a major industrial country with 110 million people. My Mexican friends are already up in arms over this idiot and his uninformed views. This kind of bullshit could bring a little scattered violence on Americans in Mexico -- something they have heretofore been unexposed to. Mexico being a safer country than the US and all. Especially Texas.
Posted by Fnarf on October 2, 2011 at 10:10 AM · Report this
Geraldo Riviera 5
No joke @3. I'm pretty certain that General Seyni Kountché, the Niger head in 1983 owned the land. He is responsible.
Posted by Geraldo Riviera on October 2, 2011 at 10:11 AM · Report this
rob! 6
God, I hope no one ever finds out what my grandpa used to call Brazil nuts. I could never show my face on Slog again.
Posted by rob! on October 2, 2011 at 10:21 AM · Report this
lauramae 7
Waging war in Mexico....Rick Perry makes W look like a Rhodes scholar.
Posted by lauramae on October 2, 2011 at 10:22 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 8
@ 4, I'm pretty sure I've read about Americans murdered in the drug violence.
Posted by Matt from Denver on October 2, 2011 at 10:22 AM · Report this

Now now. Don't confuse Strangeer writers with silly things like truth! It would fry their tiny little- well, for lack of a better word- minds.
Posted by Seattleblues on October 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 10
@ 9, have you suddenly found respect for the truth? Or is restricted to cases where it gives your worldview a little bit of support?
Posted by Matt from Denver on October 2, 2011 at 10:28 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 11
@6 - Oh please. Everyone's grandparents called them that. Fortunately, Brazil nuts come up in conversation pretty infrequently when I'm talking to my grandmother.
Posted by MacCrocodile on October 2, 2011 at 10:29 AM · Report this
rob! 13
I forgot /sarc, @11, thinking that the whole "never show my face" thing would serve.

Seriously, the only possible usefulness of generational guilt is if it somehow adds to a mountain of evidence against making a wrong choice today.
Posted by rob! on October 2, 2011 at 10:58 AM · Report this
This operation will be called "Too Fast, Too Furious".
Posted by Spindles on October 2, 2011 at 11:06 AM · Report this

It's at the point where a write-in candidate could win.

I mean, if a bunch of people wrote in the name of a friendly Republican he could take the primary.

I mean, if such a thing could happen.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on October 2, 2011 at 11:07 AM · Report this
venomlash 16
@9: Yeah, like you know anything about the truth. I'm still waiting for you to make a lick of sense on the hate crime issue. Right over here.
Posted by venomlash on October 2, 2011 at 11:19 AM · Report this
Stiny 17
Sweet Jesus. 15 years ago, I would have thought this was lifted from the Onion.
Posted by Stiny on October 2, 2011 at 11:35 AM · Report this

The good news is they moved the jockey with a lantern into the tool shed.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on October 2, 2011 at 11:59 AM · Report this
Is he still the front-runner? They called him a "game-changer" until he actually entered the race and opened his mouth.
Posted by Toe Tag on October 2, 2011 at 12:18 PM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 20
@11.. 'everybody' ? really ? grandparents never called them that.
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on October 2, 2011 at 1:21 PM · Report this
Daddy Love 21
Insensitive? Ya think?

And for fity_two_eighty, a bunch of people have come forward now to say that they were there and remember the name being prominently featured on that rock for many years after they first began accompanying the Perrys there, and after their purchase of the land. One specifically recounts thinking somehitng like "this is going to cause some trouble for Rick down the road." it does not seem to the the case they the Perrys were either unaware of the name or unable to make the change.
Posted by Daddy Love on October 2, 2011 at 2:03 PM · Report this
Banna 22
Going into Mexico might be a clusterfuck, but probably no more than the Middle East. We need to keep that military industrial complex greased somehow, and at least soldiers could go home for the weekends from "Operation Chihuahua Cleanup".
Posted by Banna on October 2, 2011 at 2:55 PM · Report this
Vince 23
Taking the war on drugs to it's next (il)logical conclusion.
Can you just imagine a guerrilla war on our southern border? Are we really so stupid as to assume Mexico will just roll over? Al Qeada must love Perry.
Posted by Vince on October 2, 2011 at 3:29 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 24
Thank God we can fight five wars simultaneously and still afford to pay the bills.


Um, guys, you did pay the bills, right?
Posted by Will in Seattle on October 3, 2011 at 10:46 AM · Report this

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