Am I hot or not?
According to the Governator, I must be:
“I mean Cuban, Puerto-Rican, they are all very hot,” the governor says on the recording. “They have the, you know, part of the black blood in them and part of the Latino blood in them that together makes it.”
He said that in a closed door meeting but it was caught on tape. He said that the comments made him cringe when he read it after it hit the papers (probably because he saw votes slipping away). Schwarzenegger tossed out the standard pol apology:
“Anyone out there that feels offended by those comments, I just want to say I’m sorry, I apologize,” Schwarzenegger said. He added that if he heard his children make similar comments, “I would be upset.”
The statements were captured on a six-minute tape made during a March 3 speechwriting session between Schwarzenegger and his advisers. On it, Schwarzenegger and chief of staff Susan Kennedy speak affectionately of state Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia and speculate about her nationality.
Yep, racism is a rapidly becoming an ugly memory. Tony Snow told me so.
Hat tip, Waveflux.