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They’ve Been Politically Corrected.

January 1998By Comments

HE GOT NAILED
Round Rock mayor Charlie Culpepper apologized to “all of the purveyors of fasteners that operate in our city” after he was quoted in a newspaper article as saying “you couldn’t buy a nut, bolt, or screw in Round Rock without going to Wal-Mart.”

NEXT TIME MAKE IT “HEALTHY BOVINE”
A teenage girl in Azle pressed charges for “disorderly conduct: language” against a male classmate for calling her a “fat cow.”

BUT “BEAUTIFUL, BLONDE, AND DUMB” WOULD HAVE BEEN OKAY
Following protests by the parents of a black student, a fourth-grade teacher at the Lexington Creek Elementary School in Missouri City apologized for handing out a mathematics assignment that asked students to determine which one of four sisters was “beautiful, blonde, and intelligent.”

BETTER THAN THE SLOWEST THINKING WHITE MAN
Texas railroad commissioner Barry Williamson, contemplating a race for state comptroller against fellow commissioner Carole Keeton Rylander, apologized for telling the state Republican Executive Committee he had heard that her speaking style made her “the fastest-talking white woman” ever seen.

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