Sharron Angle to Hispanics: You Look Asian

Nevada candidate in bizarre defense of ads attacking illegal immigration

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 19, 2010 4:27 AM CDT | Updated Oct 19, 2010 7:42 AM CDT
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(Newser) – What does a Latino look like? Apparently, Sharron Angle hasn't a clue. When questioned about her campaign ads that show images of Latinos while blasting Harry Reid over illegal immigration, the Nevada candidate told a Hispanic group that the ads don't necessarily show Latinos and that they themselves looked a bit like Asians, the Huffington Post reports.

"What we want is a secure and sovereign nation and, you know, I don't know that all of you are Latino," Angle told the Hispanic Students Union at a Las Vegas high school. "Some of you look a little more Asian to me. What we know about ourselves is that we are a melting pot in this country." Angle, who is Caucasian, added that she had been called "the first Asian legislator" in the state assembly.

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