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Perdue to war critics: "Keep your mouth shut"

May 13, 2007

Atlanta -- Governor Perdue had some stern words for critics of the War in Iraq, "Keep your mouth shut." These are the words stated in a radio interview with former U.S. Secretary of Education Bill Bennett on his program "Morning in America."

In the interview Bennett noted that Perdue had been mentioned as possible vice-presidential matieral. He then asked if Perdue was in agreement with those who believed that Republicans should distance themselves from President Bush on the matter of Iraq. Perdue responded by saying, "No. We have everyone that wants to talk about what's gone wrong, but we have very few solutions coming out of this nation and Washington there. Until you got a better idea, keep your mouth shut."

These words have not gone over well with some.

Albany resident Jeremy Milstead says, "It's definitely our right to speak our mind. If you're going to take that away, what else do we have as individuals. I might not agree with every negative thing that comes out of everyone's mouth. But I do agree that everyone has the right to their own opinion."

Governor Perdue made this statement from the state Capitol on the Atlanta talk-radio station WGKA.