Just try listening to Newt Gingrich as he butchers the Spanish language with one of the worst Yanqui accents you have ever heard. If you can endure more than a minute, you are truly heroic. As someone who has an appreciation for foreign languages properly spoken, and who strives to avoid hideously bad accents like this, I think Hispanics should regard this little display as far more insulting than any loose talk about ghettoes that prompted this painful speech. This display of horribly pronounced Spanish might convince all Hispanics that they should accept English as the official language of the United States, if only to make sure that they do not have to suffer more Anglo politicians attempting (and failing) to speak their language properly.
On the bright side, at least he didn’t cite Castro and talk about how inspiring a commie slogan was!