Earl Butz

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Earl Butz (3 July 19092 February 2008) was the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.


  • The only thing the coloreds are looking for in life are tight pussy, loose shoes, and a warm place to shit.
    • In response to a question by Pat Boone as to why Republicans were unable to attract more blacks to their party.
    • The 1976 joke which led to Butz's resignation; quoted in Slate. [1]
    • Also quoted as saying "food is a weapon" [2]

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