Candidate: Visa remark 'stupid' | Arkansas Blog

Friday, June 26, 2009

Candidate: Visa remark 'stupid'

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 3:42 PM

Republican senatorial candidate Curtis Coleman just can't quit that "another country" description for Southeast Arkansas. But in an interview with blogger Jason Tolbert, he says you can call his now nationally infamous remark stupid.

The phrase I used ’shots and a visa’ meant nothing more than I’m leaving the country.  I’m going to another country.”  Coleman said his first response when he saw the reports was “incredulity,” then he was “heartbroken” that this was interpreted as meaning southeast Arkansas is like a third world country. “Let’s call (the comment) stupid,” Coleman said. “It is a thousand more times more likely that I am stupid than I am racist.”  Coleman went on to discuss in detail his south Arkansas roots and connections.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (18)

Showing 1-18 of 18

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-18 of 18

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • In the margins

    A rediscovered violin concerto brings an oft-forgotten composer into the limelight.
  • Donald Trump is historically unpopular — and not necessarily where you think

    My colleagues John Ray and Jesse Bacon and I estimate, in the first analysis of its kind for the 2018 election season, that the president's waning popularity isn't limited to coastal cities and states. The erosion of his electoral coalition has spread to The Natural State, extending far beyond the college towns and urban centers that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. From El Dorado to Sherwood, Fayetteville to Hot Springs, the president's approval rating is waning.
  • Arkansans join House vote to gut Americans with Disabilities Act

    Despite fierce protests from disabled people, the U.S. House voted today, mostly on party lines, to make it harder to sue businesses for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Of course Arkansas congressmen were on the wrong side.

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation