Inconceivable! Everyone Has the Same Joke About Ted Cruz

The Texas senator’s favorite movie is <em>The Princess Bride</em> and Twitter loves a good joke.

National Journal
Matt Vasilogambros
Oct. 25, 2013, 7:05 a.m.

In a new in­ter­view with the Des Moines Re­gister, we learn a few things about Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas: He hates avo­ca­dos with a pas­sion, he wants to be a point guard for the Hou­s­ton Rock­ets, and his fa­vor­ite movie is The Prin­cess Bride.

While it’s hard to un­der­stand why someone could hate avo­ca­dos so much, the lat­ter an­swer left the door wide open for the most ob­vi­ous joke people could make about his fa­vor­ite movie: That his choice was in­con­ceiv­able — the word of­ten re­peated by the 1987 clas­sic’s minor vil­lain, Vizzini.

Leave it to Twit­ter to re­peat the same joke.

In­con­ceiv­able! RT @Chris_­Moody Ted Cruz’s fa­vor­ite movie is The Prin­cess Bride. ht­tp://t.co/uqWSI­frF7s

— Dav­id Corn (@Dav­id­CornDC) Oc­to­ber 25, 2013

In­con­ceiv­able! RT @Chris_­Moody: Ted Cruz’s fa­vor­ite movie is The Prin­cess Bride. ht­tp://t.co/im7pqd­p4Qj

— The Fix (@TheFix) Oc­to­ber 25, 2013

In­con­ceiv­able! RT @Chris_­Moody: Ted Cruz’s fa­vor­ite movie is The Prin­cess Bride. ht­tp://t.co/Gw0lf73W0i

— Re­becca Berg (@re­bec­cag­berg) Oc­to­ber 25, 2013

In­con­ceiv­able RT @mi­chaelp­fal­cone “My fa­vor­ite movie is “˜The Prin­cess Bride,’” @Sen­Ted­Cruz tells @DM­Re­gister ht­tp://t.co/N0s9iQN­P5E

— Jim Acosta (@JimAcost­aCNN) Oc­to­ber 25, 2013

In­con­ceiv­able. RT @kasie: Sen. Cruz tells the Des Moines Re­gister that his fa­vor­ite movie is The Prin­cess Bride. #2016

— Aaron Blake (@Aaron­BlakeWP) Oc­to­ber 25, 2013

IN­CON­CEIV­ABLE RT @mi­chaelp­fal­cone: “My fa­vor­ite movie is “˜The Prin­cess Bride,’” @Sen­Ted­Cruz tells @DM­Re­gister ht­tp://t.co/uk­VEwDNYE9

— Hayes Brown (@Hayes­Brown) Oc­to­ber 25, 2013

Ted Cruz: We didn’t get to de­fund all of Obama­care in the #GOPshut­down - In­con­ceiv­able! #Prin­cess­Bride­Ex­plain­sIt­All

— Jesse Fer­guson (@JesseF­Fer­guson) Oc­to­ber 25, 2013

@JesseF­Fer­guson You keep us­ing that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

— Inigo Mon­toya (@iaminigomon­toya) Oc­to­ber 25, 2013

We get it.

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