Friday, June 24, 2011

Yeah, he's a Texas Republican alright

They ooze class:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a joke at a Latino convention that an appointee’s name sounds like a bottle of tequila — and it didn’t go over very well...

Perry reportedly joked that he liked how a man named Jose Cuevas had been appointed to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission because his name sounds like Jose Cuervo, a brand of tequila. The joke fell flat.

“Perry struggled to regain his confidence as he described Texas as a land of opportunity,” the Associated Press reported.


Perry next went to a gathering of rabbis and joked about how many of them had "Gold" in their names.

4 comments:

eric said...

As an inveterate punster, I can see the joke. As an experienced Texas politician, Perry should have seen the problem with the joke. Now, if the nominee had been named John Walker or James Beam, it would have been funny.

Raoul Paste said...

There's a word you don't see very often 'inveterate'.
I like it.

pansypoo said...

too soon for dos W.

Anonymous said...

Good thing Good Hair didn't tell them about his gardener named Frito.