Earl Butz, 1909-2008

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Former Secretary of Agriculture under Nixon and Ford, Earl Butz died yesterday. He was 98.

Not only did I find his name to be hilarious as a kid, but found him to be even funnier when I found out why he got fired.

When asked by Pat Boone what the Republicans, as the party of Lincoln, were doing to attract more blacks, Butz remarked,

The only thing the coloreds are looking for in life are tight pussy, loose shoes and a warm place to shit.

Butz was forced to resign once his remarks made the papers. To add to the hilarity, the newsmedia could not specify what he said, only that it was “too obscene to print”.

In honor of the passing of Mr. Butz, let us celebrate his life in song.

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3 Responses to “Earl Butz, 1909-2008”

  1. Volunteer Voters » Earl Butz, RIP Says:

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  2. Jennifer Says:

    Thanks, I needed this on this cold, snowy Monday.

  3. Larry Says:

    Spectacular, this should have been in the original Blues Brothers movie!

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