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Old 06-21-2016, 04:32 PM   #1
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Elbert Guillory's got a lovely bunch of coconuts

In a state full of colorful politicians, if you want attention, you've got to stand out from the pack ? and former state Sen. Elbert Guillory, who's now running for the 4th Congressional District seat in the U.S. Congress, is one of Louisiana's most reliably colorful candidates.

Last year, he recorded a video in which he used the n-word multiple times in order to "start a dialogue on race" in America (Guillory himself is black). The year before, he appeared on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart to defend the sport of "chicken boxing," which he said definitely was not cockfighting: "I'm not a fan of cockfighting, but I love to go and watch some chicken boxing."*In 2013, while defending the Louisiana Science Education Act (which opens the door for teaching creationism in public schools), Guillory captured wide attention for mentioning his positive experience with what sounded like a witch doctor:
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