Saturday, October 13, 2007

Some Candidates Really Do Suck…

From the Miami Herald:

Live in Hialeah? Like oral sex? Then one Hialeah City Council candidate thinks he’s the one who deserves your vote.

As election season intensifies in the City of Progress, incumbent Jose “Pepe” Caragol, known for dishing out rhyming one-liners at city events, is catching criticism for a slogan he has been pitching on Spanish television.

“Si te gusta el sexo oral, vote por Caragol por consejal,” Caragol said on a March 14 taping of the America Te-Ve show Seguro Que Yes! and in subsequent radio and television appearances.

The phrase, which rhymes in Spanish, translates as, “If you like oral sex, vote Caragol for council.”

Caragol, 76, who has served on the council since easily defeating three other candidates in a 2005 special election, makes no qualms about the statement, chalking it up to his “humorous personality.”

“People want to give it a negative interpretation, but anyone who knows me and my way of being knows that I didn’t mean for the comment to degrade or offend anyone,” Caragol told The Miami Herald.

Hey, Pepe…Larry Craig is on Line 1.