Yesterday, Gov. Rick Perry (R - TX) dispatched a pesky reporter in colorful style:
Our questions were not recorded on tape, but in saying goodbye I told the governor, "Try as I may, Governor, I guess I can't win this one." Eleven seconds after he said goodbye, the camera crew was getting ready for the next interview with another station. That's when Gov. Perry repeated what he thought I'd said, and added a few words of his own with his microphone on and tape still rolling. "Try as I may, Governor, I'm not going to wait that long," Gov. Perry said. "Adios, Mofo."
Earlier this month, Perry made news when he decided a Christian school gymnasium was the perfect place to sign an anti-gay marriage amendment and a law that weakened abortion rights for minors. (See photo above.) But as for this latest controversy, the governor quickly explained that his use of the term "Mofo," which we believe is Christian for "mother fornicator," was "not meant as an insult." Still, we wonder: does Governor Perry really kiss his unborn children with that mouth? — GREG BEATO