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Video of Houghton Calling Gilbert a 'Bigot'

By Lee Nichols, March 9, 2009, 9:41am, Newsdesk

There was a little bit of confusion regarding the exchange between TxDOT commissioner Ted Houghton and anti-toll activist Hank Gilbert as to whether Houghton had actually called Gilbert a "bigot" or an "idiot" – the two were talking over each other. Even my own recording of the event wasn't completely clear. This professionally shot video below, however, removes any doubt.

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