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Carly Fiorina: 'Every speech should begin with a shot of tequila'

At the Hispanic 100 Lifetime Achievement Dinner this Friday, Carly Fiorina said every speech should begin with a shot of tequila. Meg Whitman agreed with her.

Here's the clip:

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Actually, here are some speeches I don't believe should begin with a shot of tequila.

  • The Gettysburg Address

    "Four-score and seven years ago -- Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr."

  • The State of the Union, even if the Union is in really excellent shape.
  • That Winston Churchill speech about fighting people on the land, and on the beaches, and never surrendering.
  • I Have A Dream speech
    "I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr."
  • George Washington's First Inaugural Address
  • Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You speech
  • Pericles' Funeral Oration

By Alexandra Petri  | October 11, 2010; 12:43 PM ET
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I am fairly certain that Pericles had had some wine and Churchill brandy.

Posted by: AMviennaVA | October 11, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

She must be drunk if she think she can beat Barbara Boxer.

The last thing we need in California is a "job export specialist" who ships American jobs overseas.

Posted by: lindalovejones | October 11, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

They were pandering so hard for the Latino vote that it's hilarious. Now all their opposition needs to do is to take that sound bite and impose it over some of the far out wacky stuff that they've been saying. That would be hilarious.

Posted by: ATLGuy | October 11, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I applaud both these ladies (Fiorina and Whitman) for their voluntary "redistribution of wealth" in the political process. Each clearly has more than she needs, and is willing to spend it by the bucketload to feed their respective egos.
Gratefully, California voters don't seem to be very much moved by their extravagance.

Posted by: OldUncleTom | October 11, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

scrumps03 wrote:
I thought one of the reasons for electing Obama was that he would make the world like us again. Now you are telling me that the world is donating money to Republicans? What went wrong?


I agree as well.

Posted by: bbface21 | October 11, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Fiorina pandering to a Hispanic group:
"Every speech should begin with a shot of tequila"

An hour later, when speaking before a group of Japanese-Americans:
"Every speech should begin with a shot of sake"

Next stop, Russian-Americans:
"Every speech ... every speech should begin ... begin with a shot of vodka"

Then it's on to Kentucky:
"Erry spoch shud bugin wid shut a burrrrrbon."

Posted by: labman57 | October 12, 2010 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Jeez, what is going on here? Ardent Democrat and flaming liberal that I am, the tequila thing was only a laugh line (and a fairly obvious one at that) and has approximately ZERO news value. Or even less than zero (to borrow a book title). C'mon, staff, get a grip.

Second, would somebody explain to me why Petri is continually writing Milbank's column, under Milbank's "Rough Sketch" logo? Does not the Post understand that when I click on a Milbank "Rough Sketch" link, I have a strong expectation of actually reading Milbank? Why is this a hard concept to grasp? Is Dana franchising out his column? Is this like a Taco Bell or Popeye's Fried Chicken franchise? Can anybody just write under Milbank's byline? Has Dana been brainwashed by "branding" expertsd? Is Petri writing under the Milbank "brand"? Will other quasi-humor/political writers also be writing under the Milbank brand one of these days?

I just don't understand.

Posted by: curmudgeon6 | October 12, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

There goes the AA vote, too...

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | October 12, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

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