It's amazing the things a governor will take the time to do and the things he'll choose to ignore.
For example, Gov. Sonny Perdue recently wrote a letter to Texas Gov. Rick Perry about some "salty" words uttered by Mayor Bill White of Houston toward two female Georgia Forestry Commission employees helping out with Hurricane Ike clean up.
After receiving a complaint Friday from Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, Gov. Rick Perry yesterday asked his staff to investigate comments White made to two Georgia Forestry Commission employees who came to Houston to help manage the distribution of federal and state supplies to area residents hit hard by Hurricane Ike. Perdue said in a letter to Perry that White had "verbally and profanely abused" the women.
A witness said White told the women, "You need to be getting these (expletive) trucks out of here."
The mayor then began arguing with a Harris County sheriff's deputy over whether trucks full of Federal Emergency Management Agency supplies had been delivered to a distribution site, the witness said. White told the deputy he had just been to the site and about 3,000 people were waiting for supplies.
White went on to say that if nothing was delivered soon, they were ''about to be in a (expletive) riot," the witness said.
I'm all for the proper treatment for state employees. And these two workers deserve nothing less than the utmost respect. But it was also a stressful environment.
Let's put all those arguments aside for a moment and just sit back and bask in the wisdom of crowds aka the comments section on the Chronicle's article to get the final word on ExpletiveGate 2008.
(Photo by CowboyPoetry)
Who is apologizing to the people who were left waiting for hours for these trucks to arrive?
9/23/2008 12:43:05 AM
These incompetent bureaucratic bunglers needed a "fire lit under their butts". I am proud of Mayor White for attempting to do so. If Governor Perdue's state is perfect in every way,then let him "throw the first stone". If not (and we know its not,then shut the(expletive deleted) up !
9/23/2008 12:58:01 AM
Don't mess with Texas or we'll kick ass
9/23/2008 1:01:36 AM
RickPerrywas on videotpe yelling at a female DPS trooper for pulling his vehicle over for speeding back when he was Lt Governor. Any other citizen would have been arrested for the way he acted towards a police officer in that situation.
9/23/2008 1:17:33 AM
Perdue and Perry seem to be two Peas in a Pod.
Thank God Mayor White actually cares about citizens, even if they're just poor folks! I cannot believe these two self-righteous Republicans would show outrage over an F bomb but no compassion for people's suffering.
9/23/2008 1:45:45 AM
And the best:
You know.... I hate Bil White but darn! Somtimes people need a boot in the ass and it sounds ike this is exactly what he was doing!
George Bush hates white people...
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