When people talk about the Veronica Escobar Playboy article, they usually talk about the "welfare flavor" comment.
But there is another comment of hers that is far more damning and insulting.
It really gives you an idea of what she thinks of most El Pasoans.
Time to go to Stanton Street. John
Dillinger stayed at a hotel around the cor-
ner from the bars. The Briar Patch is mel-
low and inviting; the Tool Box, maybe not
so much. Susie Byrd, you might recall, is
on the city council and is the daughter of
Bobby. Her best friend, Veronica Escobar,
is a county commissioner. They blow into
the Briar Patch for a birthday party. Peo-
ple play pool in the main room, and out
in the patio area handsome young El Paso
businessmen and students from Juárez
sip beers with mixed couples. The young
man whose birthday we toast says, “We’re
a tolerant city. That’s the secret of El Paso.
It’s live and let live. The gay community
is strong here—look, we’re not going to
have big gay pride parades, all right? You
know why? This is El Paso! We don’t have
parades for anything.”
“It’s the lithium,” notes Commissioner
It's the lithium.
No one has asked her about this.
What does she mean by that?
I have a hunch, but I think you would all rather hear it from the horse's mouth.