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Perry taped using vulgar slang
Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | June 22, 2005

Posted on 06/22/2005 5:54:02 AM PDT by tuffydoodle

Perry taped using vulgar slang

By John Moritz

Star-Telegram Austin Bureau

AUSTIN - When California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recites his signature movie line, "Hasta la vista, baby," crowds cheer.

But Texas Gov. Rick Perry was cringing Tuesday after he was captured on a news video a day earlier using street slang for a common vulgarity at the end of an interview with a Houston TV reporter.

"Adios, mofo," the governor said into a live microphone and video camera after being interviewed at an Austin studio via satellite by Ted Oberg of KTRK-TV. The station aired the clip, which was taped Monday afternoon, during its newscasts Tuesday and included the fact that Perry called later to apologize.

Asked about the remark during his news conference to outline his plan to overhaul the state's school finance system, Perry reiterated his apology and said it was an inside joke directed at his deputy press secretary, Robert Black.

"I called Ted this morning, and I apologized to him," Perry said. "It was some inappropriate banter that was directed towards Robert Black, and no offense toward him ... nor anyone else. It was inappropriate."

Black said later that he had used the phrase in the governor's company while the two were watching the NBA finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Detroit Pistons.

Black said Perry thought the satellite link had been severed between him and the Houston reporter.

It's not the first time Perry, a Republican who is up for re-election next year, has been videotaped in a faux pas. As lieutenant governor in 2000, an irritated Perry was captured on video asking a state trooper, "Why don't you let us get on down the road?" after his driver had been stopped for speeding.


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To: tuffydoodle

OK: The "FU" part of those acronyms stand for something that the admin might pull and ban whoever posts it, but as a euphemismistic illustration, let's use "Fouled Up."

So "SNAFU" would stand for "Situation Normal, All Fouled Up" or "Situation Normally All Fouled Up."

"FUBAR" stands for "Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition."


51 posted on 06/22/2005 6:53:52 AM PDT by Marauder (Politicians use words the way a squid uses ink.)
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To: Marauder

Man, what have I been doing, living under a rock?


52 posted on 06/22/2005 6:56:37 AM PDT by tuffydoodle
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To: tuffydoodle
Snafu means "Situation normal: All fouled up."
Sometimes "fouled" is replaced by "fu@#$d".
I don't know what fubar means. Sounds like the name of a candy bar. Oh, I just remembered, it means "fouled up beyond all repair". Once again, fouled is a euphemism.
53 posted on 06/22/2005 7:02:24 AM PDT by graycamel
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To: Enterprise

Mmmm, yummy ... even better than the T-Mobile ads.


54 posted on 06/22/2005 7:02:26 AM PDT by Marauder (Politicians use words the way a squid uses ink.)
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To: Publius6961

The reporter is a geek. Ted Oberg from channel 13 in Houston. He needs a pocket protector. A big one!

It's just another overreaction by mediots.


55 posted on 06/22/2005 7:03:15 AM PDT by Jaded (Hell sometimes has fluorescent lighting and a trumpet.)
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To: tuffydoodle
Man, what have I been doing, living under a rock?

Not necessarily; I probably wouldn't have known this stuff without being in the military, or at least civil service.

56 posted on 06/22/2005 7:04:19 AM PDT by Marauder (Politicians use words the way a squid uses ink.)
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To: MissAmericanPie

Damnit! I resent that!....LOL


57 posted on 06/22/2005 7:06:53 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: tuffydoodle
Kind of reminds me of when GWB got busted calling Adam Clymer a "major league @sshole" during his 2000 campaign.

Peronally, I thought it was hilarious.

And true.

58 posted on 06/22/2005 7:14:47 AM PDT by Allegra (But It's A Dry Heat...)
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To: eastforker

Um,no. That was Clayton Williams when he ran for re-election against The Motorcycle Mama, Ann Richards.

Then again, on of them may have said it too.


59 posted on 06/22/2005 7:17:19 AM PDT by Jaded (Hell sometimes has fluorescent lighting and a trumpet.)
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To: Jaded

I think you are correct but Hoffeines got caught by the mic also, trying to remember.


60 posted on 06/22/2005 7:24:15 AM PDT by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: Enterprise
There's a CZJ rule? Amazing!

Yup...keep up will ya? It is predicated on the fact that Modo was dumped by Michael Douglas for CZJ and it turned her into a bitter man-hating hag.

There is also an Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin rule for posting their pictures on any of their articles, although...speaking of hags...sometimes this rule gets invoked when someone posts this picture...


61 posted on 06/22/2005 7:46:09 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Valin

No kidding...you'd think they'd learn from others' past mistakes wouldn't you?


62 posted on 06/22/2005 7:52:48 AM PDT by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than any of us will ever know! :))
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To: ravingnutter
HEY!! Some of us have weak stomachs. Give a guy some warning could ya? shudder
63 posted on 06/22/2005 7:59:52 AM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: tuffydoodle

gaaaaaassssssp! Texas has a WHOREHOUSE in it!

I'm really getting to like Governor Rick again.


64 posted on 06/22/2005 8:03:06 AM PDT by johnb838 (Adios, mofo!)
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To: MissAmericanPie
I don't care what he says or how many cuss words he uses to relate a point, the only important question is, what has he done for us lately?

Ditto !

65 posted on 06/22/2005 8:03:30 AM PDT by Freebird Forever (Imagine if islam controlled the internet.)
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To: kezekiel

If you took offense at the words I chose, I'm sorry for you.


66 posted on 06/22/2005 8:06:24 AM PDT by johnb838 (Adios, mofo!)
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To: Marauder

Fouled up beyond all recognition?


67 posted on 06/22/2005 8:07:59 AM PDT by johnb838 (Adios, mofo!)
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To: eastforker

Hoffheinz? I thought he was dead. I thought that was Claytie Williams in the 1988 Governors race.


68 posted on 06/22/2005 8:09:52 AM PDT by johnb838 (Adios, mofo!)
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To: Marauder

I've never been in the military and I've known it since I was 12 years old. I'm 46.


69 posted on 06/22/2005 8:12:37 AM PDT by johnb838 (Adios, mofo!)
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To: tuffydoodle
Mofo? I thought they said it was vulgar slang.

I expected something like "I'm gonna kick John Engler's big fat ass" which is what Geoffrey Fieger said before getting his butt kicked in the election.

70 posted on 06/22/2005 8:13:50 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan (Defeat Stabenow in 06!!!!)
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To: Allegra

Bigtime


71 posted on 06/22/2005 8:17:21 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan (Defeat Stabenow in 06!!!!)
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To: eastforker

It was Clayton Williams who made the unfortunate remark about rape.


72 posted on 06/22/2005 8:31:40 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Thanks Ditter, I have been corrected, you are # 3 to do that, I still remember the coverage and the outcome of the election and that statement I believe is what did it.


73 posted on 06/22/2005 8:44:41 AM PDT by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: tuffydoodle

Typical coming from an Aggie... great education, no common sense...


74 posted on 06/22/2005 9:00:24 AM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: Enterprise

Hey, nothing against CZJ for the guys, but this lady Freeper would rather see a pic of the hunky and handsome Governor Perry.


75 posted on 06/22/2005 9:00:26 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: ruiner

I imagine that it is a term similar to the use of "Geez" to avoid avoid saying "Jesus".


76 posted on 06/22/2005 9:04:52 AM PDT by Eva
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To: eastforker
If you were speaking about Houston Mayor Hoffheinz, he was found dressed in drag at a party and that ended his political career. hee hee
77 posted on 06/22/2005 9:34:45 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Hell I dressed up in drag on a dare at a halloween party once. Won first place and a $100 bar tab. I just hated it when guys pinched me on the but though.LOL


78 posted on 06/22/2005 9:40:42 AM PDT by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: Inspectorette

79 posted on 06/22/2005 10:53:38 AM PDT by Enterprise (Coming soon from Newsweek: "Fallujah - we had to destroy it in order to save it.")
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To: tuffydoodle
"thought the satellite link had been severed between him and the Houston reporter."

Right. No reporter will ever quit recording early ( or start late as in Reagan's "we begin bombing in 5 minutes". They want a quote or a slip up.

If you are a politician or someone else who would be quotable; you always follow the number rule about microphones. They are always on.
Just like a gun, it's always loaded.
80 posted on 06/22/2005 10:59:43 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland
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To: TexasGunLover
Typical coming from an Aggie... great education, no common sense...

If Aggies lack common sense as you claim, are all Baylor Bears bitter, drunken, leather-faced, rode-hard-put-away-wet, Socialists like Baylor Grad Ann Richards?

81 posted on 06/22/2005 11:14:02 AM PDT by BTHOtu
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To: BTHOtu
If Aggies lack common sense as you claim, are all Baylor Bears bitter, drunken, leather-faced, rode-hard-put-away-wet, Socialists like Baylor Grad Ann Richards?

Nope, and Bears such as her get booed off campus (was there when it happened). ALL Aggies, including my very best friends that are Aggies lack common sense, as demonstrated by Perry. Like I said, great education, total lack of common sense.
82 posted on 06/22/2005 11:43:23 AM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: johnb838
OK, but I don't think I said you had to be in the military to know it. The implication was that any association with government service was certainly going to expose you to it, because things tend to get fubar in that environment, as well as snafu.
83 posted on 06/22/2005 11:45:32 AM PDT by Marauder (Politicians use words the way a squid uses ink.)
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To: TexasGunLover

My total lack of common sense prevents my from coming up with a witty, thought-provoking reply. If I freed up space in my brain by using gross generalizations and stereotypes, maybe I would have more common sense.


84 posted on 06/22/2005 12:04:47 PM PDT by BTHOtu
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To: Enterprise
Ooooo - he is pretty awesome-looking - of course, my gov ain't too bad either (Ah-nold!!!), but Texas is a lot better in the Senatorial department than California (Boxer & Feinstein, UGH!) Anyway, thankya, thankya, thanka verruh much (a little Elvis lingo, there).

BTW - who's the little guy in the corner? Sort of looks like John O'Neill of SwiftBoat Vets fame.

85 posted on 06/22/2005 3:12:23 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: tuffydoodle
MOFO is an abbreviation of one of Perry's aides named Morris Forris. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
86 posted on 06/22/2005 3:15:08 PM PDT by bayourod (Unless we get 40% of the Hispanic vote in 2008, President Hillary will take all your guns away.)
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To: Inspectorette

I didn't notice the little guy in the corner until after I posted the picture. I don't know who he is.


87 posted on 06/22/2005 3:24:18 PM PDT by Enterprise (Coming soon from Newsweek: "Fallujah - we had to destroy it in order to save it.")
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To: tuffydoodle

Gov. Perry's aide has recently changed his name to Mo Fo!


88 posted on 06/22/2005 8:03:28 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Texas-beyond your expectations!)
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