East New Haven, CT Mayor In 'Taco Hell' Apologizes On Chaz & AJ Show
January 25, 2012 at 12:04 PM (PT)
JOSEPH MATURO, the Mayor of EAST NEW HAVEN, CT went on COX RADIO Rock WPLR/NEW HAVEN, CT's CHAZ & AJ morning show to apologize for comments he made after four local policemen were arrested on federal charges of harassing and abuse in Latinos, the L.A. TIMES reports.
When a TV reporter asked what he could do to reach out to the Latino community MADURO said, "I might have tacos when I go home. I'm not quite sure yet."
The remarks drew considerable less-than-flattering press coverage and a strong rebuke from the Governor of the state, so the MAYOR chose CHAZ & AJ's show to be his media confessional. "It was stupid, it was insensitive and I gave my detractors ... a reason to make matters worse with a 'gotcha' and an insensitive and stupid answer to something I should have never said,"
It is not known whether either of the morning hosts replied with, "Ya think?"