SALT LAKE CITY - Jon Huntsman, the ex-governor of the state of Utah, was speaking before a gathering of elementary school teachers in Salt Lake City, when he was asked what he would do to eliminate poverty in his home state.
Huntsman, who is running way at the bottom of the GOP presidential hopeful pack did not miss a beat as he replied, with a big old grin on his face, that he would simply move the poor people down to Arizona.
The crowd erupted in a thunderous applause ovation, except for two or three individuals who were no doubt members of the poor group.
One of the persons who did not clap raised her hand to ask a question.
"Yes, you there in the beige T-shirt and cut-off jeans. "Huntsman asked, "Would you please state your name and let me hear your question?"
The woman replied, "My name is Loribelle Foxtucker and my T-shirt is actually white. I want to know what you have against poor people and why you would ship them, me included, down to Arizona?"
"That is an excellent question Loribelle. Can I call you Loribelle?"
"No. You can call me Mrs. Foxtucker."
"Okay. Mrs. Foxtucker, I mentioned that your T-shirt was beige because it appears to be beige but nonetheless, I have positively nothing against poor people. In fact, I recently hired a poor person to come to my house and chop down two dead trees.
But getting back to the question. The reason why I would ship the poor people down to Arizona is very simple. Arizona has lots and lots of poor people and a few hundred or a few thousand more isn't going to make a tinker's damn bit of difference. Thank you. Next question?"
"Mr. Huntsman, do you believe Herman Cain will drop out of the GOP presidential race soon due to all of the white women that seem to just keep coming out of the woodwork every week?"
Huntsman replied that he really did not want to discuss Mr. Cain's personal life and simply stated that he was sure that the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza surely must have a cutoff number of white women accusers and when he reaches it that will be it, the show will be over, the circus tent will be taken down and folded, and the beavers will have all done finished damming up the flowing creek but good.
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