In this video, Texas Governor Rick Perry says his family painted over a rock, in 1984, bearing the “N-word,” at a hunting property his family leased. He pretty much says, no one could see the “N” word on the rock, because it was painted over. He doesn’t seem to give any credence to weather which could have eroded his family’s paint job. Nevertheless, people in this country have the right to write most anything they want on a rock. Assuming the property owner gave approval, the Perry family had the right to paint over it, but whatever was on the rock wasn’t the responsibility of the Perrys.
Rick Perry on the “N-word” Rock (video)