Cain: Perry Camp Name 'Vile'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2011 12:51 PM CDT
Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Herman Cain are seen after a Republican presidential debate Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, in Tampa, Fla.   (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
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(Newser) – Rick Perry is bashing today's incendiary Washington Post story that his family's longtime hunting camp was long known as "Niggerhead," but Herman Cain is having none of it. Asked on Fox News Sunday about the story, Cain called it "extremely insensitive," reports Politico. "There isn’t a more vile, negative word than the N word and for him to leave it there as long as he did before, I hear, that they finally painted over it, is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country." More from your Sunday talk show dial:

  • Dick Cheney on the strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki: It was "a good strike" and "justified," but President Obama owes him an apology. "He said we walked away from our basic fundamental ideals. That simply wasn't the case. What he said then was inaccurate, especially now in light of what they are doing with policy."
  • Cheney on DADT repeal: It's "a good one, a right one to do."
  • John McCain's advice for Chris Christie: "The swimming pool looks a lot better until you jump right in. The water may not be quite as warm as you think."
  • Haley Barbour on Christie's weight: “Obviously you’re addressing that question to me, not Gov. (Martin) O’Malley who’s never had a double chin. Those sort of superficial things become not issues, but you only get one chance to make a first impression. And clearly when you see somebody like me on television, probably (O'Malley) gets the first swing out of the box."
  • Bob McDonnell on Christie's chances: "Chris is a unique, successful governor and I think would fare very well against the president." But, "I would be surprised at this point if he got in (because of) the calendar and because he said for a year he's not."