Wanda Sykes: Rick Perry 'Had to Drop Out' - 'He Was One More Debate Away From Saying the N-Word'

Comedienne Wanda Sykes speculated Thursday that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry had to drop out of the race because "he was one more debate away from saying the N-word." 

Appearing on NBC’s Tonight Show to bash all the GOP candidates, she also told the host that Newt Gingrich might have wanted an open marriage with his ex-wife because she said he had a "tiny penis" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):


For our sins, Jay Leno began his interview with his first guest asking her about Gingrich’s ex-wife.

“Yeah, she’s saying that Newt wanted an open marriage,” Sykes said. “I don’t see what, why Newt think that there's, like, a bunch of women out there ready to, you know, take a bite of the fig Newton. I don't even know why Newt would think that.”

After saying that folks shouldn’t be concerned with people’s personal lives, and that this was between Gingrichand his ex-wife, Sykes added, “We don't know what happened. We don't know, you know? Maybe she was just nasty to him. Maybe she beat him up.”

She continued, “You know, maybe she emasculated him. Maybe she called him tiny penis. ‘Oh, look at you with your little tiny penis.’ You know. You tell a man he got a tiny penis, that’ll make him wander.”

Of course, the crowd was eating this up, as was Leno who asked, “Would that make you wander? I think that would keep you from wandering, doesn't it?”

“No, you gotta go, somebody's got to think this is a big boy,” Sykes replied. “She's telling me, you know, maybe you just got a huge vagina. Maybe you got like public storage-sized vagina.”

This was what Leno and Sykes discussed about a Republican presidential candidate - who used to be the Speaker of the House – and his ex-wife.

Having thoroughly trashed them, Leno asked his guest about Texas governor Rick Perry.

“Rick Perry, yes I'm glad he dropped out,” Sykes said, “Whenever I see Rick Perry, I smell whiskey.”

“You know, he had to drop out,” she added, “because I'm pretty sure he was one more debate away from saying the N-word. He really was. Oh, he was right on the edge. He was like ‘Oh, I can't speak in public anymore like that. One more debate, I'm just, it’s gonna fly out.’ He knew it.”

And this is what Leno and his staff consider acceptable discourse in the middle of a presidential campaign.

Imagine what’s going to happen on late night shows when the Republicans actually nominate their man to go up against Barack Obama.

Heaven help him - and us.

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Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.