It was a quiet and somber group of journalists his morning at the Governor's mansion in Raleigh, North Car4olina. They were informed in advance regarding the details of the event.
Gov. Pat McCrory: "It is with pleasure that I am here to inform you that I signed the legislation this morning to detain and deport the people in this state that stammer and/or stutter. They are a threat to our way of life and our southern culture. They are not the kind of people we want in our churches, our places of business and our rest rooms. Our children should not be subjected to this kind of mental illness and perversity.
As for the children that have these afflictions, we will detain them and put them in facilities that will cure their disease. To this end we will give them courses in speaking, grammar and annunciation. These classes will be taught by performers from local Rap groups.
A journalist from the New York Times called out: "But Governor, isn't your head of Human Services a stutterer?"
McCrory: "Yes, but she makes us laugh, you know, shits and giggles. She doesn't really do anything. Human Services? Hello!?"
McCrory paused, smiled and looked at the assembled. He picked up his papers and said in a high pitched staccato voice: "Tha...tha...tha...That's all folks!"
According to bystanders the NYT reporter turned to a colleague and whispered desperately, "Geh...geh...geh...Get me out...out.. out of heh...heh...here!"
His colleague replied: "Th...th...tha...that's easy for you to sa...sa...say!"