Ted Cruz' Latest Wrong Opinion Is That Avocados Are Bad

Ted Cruz' Latest Wrong Opinion Is That Avocados Are Bad

Doesn't Ted Cruz ever get tired of being wrong?

Texas' junior senator, a Punch and Judy doll come to life, has been mistaken about everything from the meaning of Green Eggs and Ham to how to properly filibuster to how to set up a chess board. And yet all of those errors pale in comparison to his latest flub: saying that he doesn't like avocados.

In a new interview with a newspaper from Iowa, where Cruz has been poking his head around in possible pursuit of a 2016 run for president, the lawmaker said that he outright "despises" avocados:


Q. Any little phobias?

A. "Not really. Um, I despise avocado. It’s the only food I dislike, and I dislike it passionately. Which is ironic, because I’m Cuban, and my dad grew up with avocado trees in his backyard. My whole family eats avocados like crazy, but I can’t stand them."

That a state like Texas, with its rich guacamole tradition, would elect a man like this to represent it is a tragedy. It's no wonder the Houston Chronicle regrets endorsing Cruz.

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