Taco News

I guess this is newsworthy. The dumb taco remarks by First Lady Jill Biden yesterday in San Antonio. Here is from Yahoo News:

A Hispanic journalists’ group slammed the first lady, Jill Biden, for a Monday speech in which she compared diversity among Latinos to the uniqueness of breakfast tacos.

Biden was addressing the progressive Latino nonprofit group UnidosUS in San Antonio, Texas, where she said one of the group’s former presidents built it with diversity in mind.

She said Raul Yzaguirre built it “with the understanding that the diversity of this community, as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength.” She also mispronounced the Spanish word “bodegas” in that line of the speech.

The comments prompted a small cheer from the crowd, and Biden laughed, according to video footage of the event.

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists criticized the remarks, saying: “Using breakfast tacos to try to demonstrate the uniqueness of Latinos in San Antonio demonstrates a lack of cultural knowledge and sensitivity to the diversity of Latinos in the region.”

This is a staff gaffe. This was prepared and put on the teleprompter.  This wasn’t off the cuff like President Gerald Ford eating a tamale with the husk still on.  It looks like the White House press staff dropped the ball on this one.

The First Lady mentions Raul Yzaguirre who was just presented a Presidential Medal of Freedom honor last week at the White House.

Channel 2 news this morning is giving the taco story a lot of run.

Commentary is Latino. I also consume my share of breakfast tacos. Am I offended by this? Nope.  Is this a vote changer? Nope. 

It is just dumb, stupid, and sloppy.


We start a three-game series in Anaheim this evening.

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