The Governator caught on tape
The L.A. Times reported that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told his advisors on tape that Cubans and Puerto Ricans are naturally temperamental because of their combination of "black blood" and "Latin blood."
"I mean Cuban, Puerto Rican, they are all very hot," Schwarzenegger said on the recording of a closed-door meeting obtained by the Los Angeles Times and made available on its website.
"They have the, you know, part of the black blood in them and part of the Latino blood in them that together makes it," Schwarzenegger said to Chief of Staff Susan Kennedy.
Republican Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia told the L.A. Times that the Governor's remarks "did not bother her" and was also quoted saying "I love the Governor because he is a straight talker just like I am." - "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 I have with the Governor."
Schwarzenegger later made a public apology after it was brought to his attention that many people were offended. - Source
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Excuse me? Did this article not state that this was a recording from a closed-door meeting? Why does anyone have the right to be offended by what he says behind closed doors? I am willing to bet that every single American has said something in the privacy of their own homes that would have in some way offended someone and yet we are not required to issue public apologies. Is his being a public figure grounds for public outrage in this matter? Why?
Professional Baseball player John Rocker was cited for publicly calling an African-American teammate (Randall Simon) a "Fat Monkey." In the same interview, Rocker spat on a Georgia 400 toll machine and mocked Asian women. Rocker was suspended for the remainder of the spring season and 28 regular-season games (later reduced to 14.) The difference is, in this case he (Rocker) did and said these things in the midst of an interview. Schwarzenegger on the other hand, said what he said behind closed doors and the Latino he was referring to had no problem with his comments and told reporters that it is an inside joke between the two of them.
I am getting sick and fucking tired of the sea of sensitivity that is flooding our nation. Our country was built on freedom, including freedom of speech. The Governator did nothing wrong, he said nothing wrong and he should not have been "pressured" into an obviously-hollow apology. I say fuck`em, Arnie! They have a problem? Terminate their ass!
Hell, when I read that he said "I mean Cuban, Puerto Rican, they are all very hot" and "They have the, you know, part of the black blood in them and part of the Latino blood in them that together makes it," I thought he was saying that they are extremely attractive (hot) and the mix of Black and Latin blood is what formulates that hotness.