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Quote of the moment: 'Some of you look a little more Asian to me'

"...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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PHC3SxDmCU

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