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As the

Houston Chronicle

reported today, Gov. Rick Perry personally called two state workers from Georgia because Houston Mayor Bill White had cursed at them in the frantic days after Ike.

They report:

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.

Someone's apologizing for this?

Are the sensitivities of Georgia Forestry Service employees so delicate that they get the vapors if they hear the F-word when everyone's in disaster-recovery mode?

We hope no trees ever fall over in Georgia:

"Heavens to Betsy, Clem, it seems we have ourselves a devil of a situation here!"

"Perhaps that is so, Bubba, but it is no excuse for using such blasphemous language."

White wrote Perry that he "did use words that I have never used in the Sunday school class I teach, but which were closer to the vocabulary General Patton used when he was trying to keep his army moving."

To which we say, fuckin' A.

Not Perry, though. He called the two workers and wrote to (his fellow Republican) Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, who we're sure has never uttered a curse word in his life, "I certainly hope that they do not see their experience as indicative of how we treat our guests."

Perry, you pussy.

-- Richard Connelly

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