Friday, June 24, 2011

Are You Serious, Rick Perry?

Riddle me this: if you were trying to court Hispanic votes, would you get up in front of a huge Latino crowd and then crack jokes about a politician whose name sounds like Jose Cuervo?

Yeah, dude, you're pretty much dumb. Just FYI.

Rick Perry would! From the NYT:

"Gov. Rick Perry received a tepid response when he addressed the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials on Thursday, joking about the pronunciation of a Hispanic appointee's last name and frequently staring blankly at the audience when they failed to respond to his conservative applause lines.

"In his defense, Hispanic politicians had earlier spoken passionately against his policies, deriding them as hurtful to Hispanics. Perry chose to ignore those topics and instead touted his appointments of the first Hispanic women to serve as secretary of state and to both of the state's highest courts.

"But a joke about how perfect it was to appoint Jose Cuevas to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission because his name sounds like Jose Cuervo — a brand of tequila — fell flat. Perry struggled to regain his confidence as he described Texas as a land of opportunity."

It's almost as if he wants to lose. Congratulations, Rick Perry! Your attempts at race-based humor have earned you the title of OneAngryQueer's "Comedian of the Week!"

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