It's because of their black blood

Following recent examples of politicans and celebrities making deeply stupid racial and cultural remarks, the Governator expounds on the legendary Cuban and Puerto Rican "hotness." To sum up: They got it in their blood, boy:

Schwarzenegger: Cubans, Puerto Ricans 'all very hot'

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger apologized Friday for saying during a closed-door meeting that Cubans and Puerto Ricans are naturally feisty and temperamental because of their combination of "black blood" and "Latino blood."

He said the tape-recorded comments "made me cringe" when he read them in Friday's Los Angeles Times.

"Anyone out there that feels offended by those comments, I just want to say I'm sorry, I apologize," Schwarzenegger said. He added that if he heard his children make similar comments, "I would be upset." [...]

"I mean Cuban, Puerto-Rican, they are all very hot," the governor says on the recording. "They have the, you know, part of the black blood in them and part of the Latino blood in them that together makes it."

Yeah, "you know." Awfully big of the Gov to reach out to those who felt offended by his remarks, which were perfectly innocuous on their own, eh?

Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, who was a subject of discussion during the tape-recorded meeting, gives sociologist Schwarzenegger a free pass on the whole black and Latin blood thing.

"I love the governor because he is a straight talker just like I am," she said. "Very often I tell him, 'Look, I am a hot-blooded Latina.' I label myself a hot-blooded Latina that is very passionate about the issues, and this is kind of an inside joke that I have with the governor."

Nothing like "straight talk."

The mea culpa season continues.


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