Friday, June 24, 2005

Cartoon #193: “Adios Mofo”

Title: Adios Mofo; Text: The Governor’s plan for Texas schools... Adios Mofo!

Texas Governor Rick Perry was caught on tape cursing Tuesday after an interview with a television reporter for KTRK-TV in Houston. The reporter asked the Governor his plans for school finance reform. Perry refused to answer. After the interview, the reporter told Perry, “Try as I may, governor, I guess I can’t win this one.”

Perry thought the videotape had stopped running. He was wrong. His mocking comeback was recorded for posterity: “Try as I may governor, I’m not going to wait that long. Adios, mofo.”

Perry half-heartedly apologized while attempting to pass the buck. He said he was talking to his aide, not the reporter — as if that makes a difference. But there is no damage control that will stop this catch phrase from becoming the rallying cry of Perry’s election opponents in his reelection campaign.

The fun has only just started. Roll tape!

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