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Tea Party Candidate Sharron Angle Can’t Tell Latinos And Asians Apart

October 18th, 2010 | 7 comments | Posted by Jen

I am Chi-i-nese if I ple-ease

When questioned last week by members of the Hispanic Students’ Union at Rancho High School in Las Vegas about why her anti-illegal immigration campaign ads seemed to single out Latinos, Nevada Senate hopeful and Tea Party-approved candidate Sharron Angle told the all-Latino crowd that she couldn’t tell the difference between Latinos and Asians.

“I think that you’re misinterpreting those commercials,” Angle said. “I’m not sure that those are Latinos in that commercial. What it is, is a fence and there are people coming across that fence…

…I don’t know that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me. I don’t know that.”

When her comments were met with skepticism (listen here), Angle forged ahead, waxing inclusive about America as a “melting pot”:

“What we know, what we know about ourselves is that we are a melting pot in this country. My grandchildren are evidence of that. I’m evidence of that. I’ve been called the first Asian legislator in our Nevada State Assembly.”

Which sounded a lot like she was claiming to be Asian. Or Latino. Or…well, hell, who can tell the difference?

But after Angle found herself the butt of jokes Monday morning, her spokesperson Jarrod Agen accused Angle’s opponent Harry Reid of playing “racial politics” and attempted to clarify Angle’s earlier statement:

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