Hispanics Don't Care for Rick Perry's 'Jose Cuervo' Kneeslapper

Texas Governor and potential presidential candidate just wrapped up another legislative session dominated by anti-immigrant babble everywhere. But give him credit, as he went to address a Hispanic conference in person yesterday! If he does this again, though, he should probably tweak, or entirely replace, his icebreaker.

The AP notes that before Perry gave his speech at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, several other speakers delivered theirs, all of which were essentially "Rick Perry sucks." Then it was the time for the "Texas cowboy guy" to show off:

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.

Maybe it's unfair to classify this as a "joke," since Rick Perry is the sorta guy who would actually make his decision for that exact reason.

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