Doesn't Ted Cruz ever get tired of being wrong?

Texas' junior senator, a Punch and Judy doll come to life, has been mistaken about everything from the meaning of Green Eggs and Ham to how to properly filibuster to how to set up a chess board. And yet all of those errors pale in comparison to his latest flub: saying that he doesn't like avocados.

In a new interview with a newspaper from Iowa, where Cruz has been poking his head around in possible pursuit of a 2016 run for president, the lawmaker said that he outright "despises" avocados:

Q. Any little phobias?

A. "Not really. Um, I despise avocado. It’s the only food I dislike, and I dislike it passionately. Which is ironic, because I’m Cuban, and my dad grew up with avocado trees in his backyard. My whole family eats avocados like crazy, but I can’t stand them."

That a state like Texas, with its rich guacamole tradition, would elect a man like this to represent it is a tragedy. It's no wonder the Houston Chronicle regrets endorsing Cruz.

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