Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cain In Miami

Herman Cain made the obligatory stop that all GOP candidates make when they’re in South Florida. He went to Versailles, the fabled Cuban restaurant on Calle Ocho in Little Havana. He asked, “How do you say ‘delicious’ in Cuban?”

That got some snark from some bloggers, but in this case I’m willing to cut him some slack. Clearly he was joking, and take it from someone who hears it all day: Cubans are very proud to say they speak “Cuban” as opposed to the Spanish that you might hear in other places, like New Mexico, just to pick a random example, vato.

On the other hand, if you want to make fun of him for not knowing much about our Cuban policies (i.e. “wet foot/dry foot”), then be my guest. Ejole.