It is endorsement time at the El Paso Times.
It is that time of year when candidates go before the El Paso Times editorial board, and have to answer questions from El Paso Times employees like Bob Moore, and Enrique Moreno.
Wait a sec!?!?
Enrique Moreno does not work at the El Paso Times.
Last I checked Moreno ran his own law office.
And when he is not practicing law, he plays the role of a male version of PeeWee in Democratic circles except he wears a suit, and does not like hanging out with the help.
Last cycle your County Judge, Veronica Escobar, rightfully made a stink that Moreno, who was solidly behind her then-challenger, sat in on the endorsement meeting.
And it appears Moreno is still sitting in one those meetings.
Which brings up an issue for the El Paso Times.
How is the El Paso Times, and Bob Moore, being fair to its readers when it has a non-employee, who is involved in political campaigns, on its endorsement board AND not disclose that?
State Representative Cesar Blanco has something of a really cozy relationship with State Representative Mary Gonzalez. So cozy I would not be surprised if Blanco lost his virginity to Gonzalez.
Anyways, Gonzalez has a race on her hands.
And want to guess who is Blanco's campaign treasurer?
That's right...Enrique Moreno.
What is to stop Gonzalez from asking Blanco to help out with Moreno during the endorsement meeting?
So what to do?
Well, asking Gannett what is its corporate policy regarding allowing non-employees to participate in the endorsement process without providing any disclosure to its readers?
Furthermore, if non-employees are allowed, is there a publicly disclosed process by which non-employees can apply?