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Perry's Tequila Joke At Latino Conference Falls Flat

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Perry said he has made historic strides in naming Hispanics to state boards and commissions, including appointments of the first Latinas to the state's top two courts -- the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals -- as well as the secretary of state. He also noted that he named Jose Cuevas as chairman of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, an appointee whose name bears striking similarities to the popular tequila, Jose Cuervo.

"That is the right job for that man," Perry said.

The Associated Press reports that the joke fell flat.