Gov tells Bette Midler to kiss dog’s ‘heinie’ -- and shows it

Governor Justice and Baby Dog
Governor Justice and Baby Dog(Governor Jim Justice)
Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 11:40 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) - West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has not forgotten the comments singer and actress Bette Midler made about his state back in December.

The actress sent an angry tweet after Sen. Joe Manchin refused to support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act.

Midler called West Virginians ``poor, illiterate and strung out.’’

The 70-year-old Republican governor responded during his televised State of the State address at the state Capitol Thursday night.

He held up his English bulldog and flashed its rear end to the cameras, saying ``Babydog tells Bette Midler and all those out there: Kiss her heinie.”

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