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Is 'Mexican Mitt' a pocho? A peek behind the Twitter parody

Screen shot from Pocho.com


On yesterday's Patt Morrison show on KPCC, cartoonist and funny man Lalo Alcaraz revealed - sort of - that's he's "a hundred percent" behind the Mitt Romney twitter parody, @Mexican Mitt.

That meaning a hundred percent behind "Mexican Mitt" as a supporter, of course.

"I think we had a misunderstanding, Patt," Alcaraz joked. "When I said I was the man behind Mexican Mitt, I meant I am behind him a hundred percent, as (are) all Latinos."

Alcaraz, who recently relaunched the Pocho.com political satire site, was cagey about @Mexican Mitt when I asked him about it recently, too. But on air, his "Ajuua!!" does sound suspiciously like that of the charro suit-clad Romney parody, who has more than 3,000 followers.

For those not familiar with @MexicanMitt, the humor revolves around Republican presidential candidate Romney's family roots in Mexico, something he's only recently begun talking about on the campaign trail. He's the descendant of Mormons who moved to Mexico from the U.S. in the late 1800s to avoid anti-polygamy laws. His grandfather and father were born in the northern state of Chihuahua. His father came to the U.S. with his parents at age five.

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