"You feel like you've walked into a different era," says CBS Atlanta reporter Michelle Marsh. The Georgia Peach Oyster Bar in the little town of Temple sports a mannequin with a Klu Klux Klan costume. But it's the sign outside of Patrick Lanzo's restaurant that has some of the folks riled up.
It reads, "Obama's plan for health-care: N*&%*r rig it."
When Marsh asked Lanzo why he used the N word, he replied, "Well, I've used it most of my life. There are different ways to put your opinion up, but that's just the words I choose."
But Lanzo claims he's not racist. Where have we heard that before? He says he's just against Obama's health care plan and he's simply exercising his free speech.
Blacks and whites in the area think the sign is offensive and want it removed.
Lanzo says he "stands by my president, but I also stand by my First Amendment right to criticize him if I feel he's wrong." True, but maybe a different choice of words would be more prudent.