"...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."
- U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle, speaking to the Hispanic Student Union at Las Vegas' Rancho High School
It has not been a good day for Angle, the Republican candidate running against Democratic incumbent Harry Reid for the Nevada U.S. Senate seat. Her recent comment before a room full of Latino high school students has been all over the news today since the Las Vegas Sun's Jon Ralston posted a transcript of her statement this morning, with video.
Links to the news item have been making the Twitter rounds, eliciting a variety of responses, with wisecracks predominating (like this one on Twitter accompanying a link to the item on Politico, posted by @LatinosMatter: "She meant in every barrio there's a vato called 'Chino.'"). Ouch.
Here the statement on video: