Monday, March 12, 2012

Rednecks for Romney?

A press release Sunday from the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney announced three Monday campaign events in Mississippi and Alabama where “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” comedian Jeff Foxworthy will stump for votes with the former Massachusetts governor. The comic, an Atlanta native, first tweeted his endorsement on Thursday. Foxworthy is best known for turning “You might be a redneck” one-liners into an eight-figure salary, and for hosting the television quiz show “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” The lone Alabama event will take place at the Whistle Stop Bar & Grill in Mobile. The Alabama Republican Party, which had been publicizing the campaign stop on its website until late Saturday night, removed the event’s Web page on Sunday without explanation. The Mississippi events will be at Shaggy’s Bar & Grill on Biloxi, and at Empire Truck Sales in the town of Richland, a suburb of Jackson...more

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