Tequila! Whitman, Fiorina down shots in appeal to Latinos, NBC, October 9, 2010This description is a bit mild when compared with the event video below. Carly joined the crowd in an exuberant Viva Mexico toast with the mariachi band and embellished her remarks with an enthusiastic trill. She could have been campaigning for office in Mexico rather than the United States.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. â€” Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina received a warm welcome here from the audience at the Hispanic 100 lifetime Achievement Award Gala. Before speaking, the two Republican candidates running for governor and Senate, respectively, downed shots of tequila as the crowd cheered them on.
Fiorina spoke first, saying, â€?Mucho gracias. This evening has spoiled me forever, from now on, I want to follow Paul Rodriguez [the emcee], and i think every speech should begin with a shot of Tequila.â€? Then she let out a yell, â€?It was great!â€?
Fiorina says California and the United States have been deeply enriched by Latinos, and pointed out that 25% of all Latino small businesses in the U.S. are here in California.