When Mary Gonzalez first ran for State Representative, her claim to fame was the fact she was a lesbian.
And because she was a lesbian, she managed to get money out of LBGT PACs.
But it turned out she was not exactly lesbian, she was bisexual.
Then it turned out she was not exactly bisexual, she was "pansexual".
What does that mean? It means she likes to phuck. Not that there is anything wrong with that. But there is no HOR PAC unfortunately. If there is, let me know, and I'll contribute.
So Mary was probably the first "gay-for-pay" candidate in history.
And kudos to her for hustling those LGBT PACs.
By pretending to be gay, she inoculated herself from attacks about her an being unemployed carpet-bagger. Because if we were to point that out, well, you just do not know how hard it is be gay, or even pretend to be a gay, and be brown.
But now she was a problem.
If it is tough to being a "lesbian" Latina, well, it is probably harder being a Native American. Or at least it is for those who view their victim status based on some sexual, ethnic, religious, and/or racial identity.
And what is Mary's opponent?
A Native American...a Tigua to be precise.
Her opponent could very well be the first Native American to ever serve in the Texas Legislature.
And for her tribe, and perhaps many others across the country, that is a big deal.