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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the 28th annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in San Antonio.   Perry is considering a run for president. But he received a tepid reception Thursday following speeches by Democratic Hispanic leaders. They denounced some of Perry Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the 28th annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in San Antonio. Perry is considering a run for president. But he received a tepid reception Thursday following speeches by Democratic Hispanic leaders. They denounced some of Perry's most prized policies as openly hostile to Hispanics. Among those issues is a requirement for tougher enforcement of immigration laws. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)  

Perry joke about Jose Cuervo falls flat at Latino convention

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.

The Associated Press reported that Perry, a Republican considering a run for president in 2012, made the comments Thursday in San Antonio at the 28th annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference. (Report: Perry likely to jump in this summer)

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.

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  • RoadtoFREEDOM

    yeah, and if he were talking to Scots and made a ‘Johnny Walker’ joke, they would have laughed. Certain groups, particularly the left leaning minority groups taken themselves waaay too seriously.

  • RobR

    He should have followed up with the one one about: Why did the chicken wearing a neck brace cross the road? ………to get to the Caddilac dealership, on the other side.

  • philF

    Give me a break. They were obviously against him from the start if he can’t even make a harmless joke.

  • 24AheadDotCom

    On a more important note, the AP also reports that “Hispanic politicians had earlier spoken passionately against his policies, deriding them as hurtful to Hispanics” and that “Perry chose to ignore those topics”.

    Personally, if I were Perry, I’d assign staffers to present valid, logical arguments against those politicians and catch them in lies and misleading statements and in general work to discredit them. And – at the speech itself – I’d challenge them to back up their claims and otherwise attempt to show how they’re wrong.

    I’d also point out that the group Perry spoke with has a direct albeit minor link to a certain foreign government:

    http://24ahead.com/s/naleo

    But, that’s just me. Teaparty candidates can and will do otherwise.

    • RobR

      15 seconds my ass…….