I know you all think I am AWOL, but besides the day job, I have been working on some complaints that have been filed and some that will be filed.
But how about some quick hits:
- Lina Ortega: Lina Ortega is the favored candidate in the house race for District 77. But that being said, this whole re-hash of the ballpark bond issue does not bode well for her. She had nothing to do with it, but it all comes to name association. Yes, we can say then-City Rep. Steve Ortega was out-of-town when all that ballpark stuff happened, but then it looks like he really was interested in holding down the fort.
- Veronica Escobar: Escobar has to be enjoying the fact that Romero is being crucified by the El Paso Times, but she might become collateral damage in City Rep. Claudia Ordaz's orchestrated effort to bash certain city council members. In Ordaz's effort, El Paso has taken a trip down memory lane which has brought back the ballpark to the forefront, and where the ballpark is involved, Steve Ortega is involved. Where Ortega is involved Susie Byrd, Veronica Escobar and so on are involved. Or at least perceived to be, and in politics, for better or worse, perception is everything.
- Susie Byrd: Susie Byrd is upset with Romero because he has done more for his district than she ever did. All Byrd did while on council was look forward to happy hour with Escobar. Byrd can say "Well, there's a process that we need to follow." The only reason she followed that process was because she did not want to out-do other fellow council members who had higher aspirations.
- Jaime Abeytia: He is more upset at the fact that I am more Chicano than him.
- Argentina: If you thought El Paso was political basket case, well, there's Argentina. But even Argentina took a turn for the better this week, and elected the right person into the presidency.
- YISD: If you think what Romero did was bad....