Sharron Angle Tells Latino Kids They “Look Asian”

Still, she could very well join the U.S. Senate.

By Kai Wright Oct 18, 2010

Sharron Angle just keeps sounding crazier. The Las Vegas Sun’s John Ralston reports today that the could-be senator from the state of Nevada spoke last week to Rancho High School’s Hispanic Student Union–and told its members that "some of you look a little more Asian to me." The remark’s too incomprehensible to call racist, but apparently she meant to make a point about the American "melting pot." Ralston transcribes from a video recorded by one of the students:

"So that’s what we want is a secure and sovereign nation and, you know, 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. [Note: it’s the Hispanic Student Union. The whole room is Hispanic teenagers.] What we know, what we know about ourselves is that we are a melting pot in this country. My grandchildren are evidence of that. I’m evidence of that. I’ve been called the first Asian legislator in our Nevada State Assembly."

You can hear the students’ uncomfortable laughter as she makes the remark. It’s also anybody’s guess what Angle meant by that last line; maybe she realized she’d said something dumb and figured best to call herself Asian, too. Writes Ralston, "I have no idea what she is talking about."