The n-word has never appeared in this space, nor will it today. So let's suppose that the word engraved on a rock at Rick Perry's hunting lodge was "Honkyhead".
"Honkyhead" joins the growing list of items in Perry's baggage, along with "Social Security Ponzi scheme," "lethal injection boasting," "tongue-tied speaking," and "Mexico invading".
Perry says the "Honkyhead" rock had been painted over. I believe the term is whitewashed.
Why didn't Nixon burn the tapes? Why didn't Perry destroy the rock? The torch is passed.