Monday, January 09, 2006

2006 RGV Corruption Game

So, I was chatting with John Kerry's anonymous foreign leaders. As you know, you can walk into any restaurant in McAllen and run into a foreign leader. Anyway, they tell me that asking readers to name candidates or officials who will be arrested, indicted, come under suspicion, or under investigation could be libelous. These foreign officials tell me that I ought to change the game a little and ask readers to guess how long it will be before one of our local officials falls into one of those situations. I agree. I don't want to embarrass anybody by being listed as a dirty politician by a reader. I understand that it's not libel if it's true, but I don't have the means to investigate false accusations. So, here it is.

How to Play the Game

You must leave a comment with your guess as to when a local official from Hidalgo, Cameron, or Starr County will fall into one of these categories:
  • arrested
  • indicted
  • under investigation
  • under suspicion

The official can work for the state, county, city, school district, or other special district (water, irrigation, etc...).

Your guess should have a date in 2006. Your comment will record the date you submitted. So, obviously, you have to submit your guess before corruption is discovered and it has to be at least 3 days before the fit hits the shan for the politico. Only one guess per comment with a three comment limit.

If You Win

The closest guess wins a gift card to China Wok worth $10. Hey, nobody pays me to do this and I've got a family to feed. Do it for the sport. Good luck.


Anonymous said...

This is a good one. I like your first idea. Naming the actual perston. Keep up the good work.

Writer said...

Thanks for the compliment. I liked the idea of naming people too, but it has to be true. So, I want avoid any libel of innocent officials from people with an axe to grind.

Anonymous said...

Rene Guerra is the most crooked in Hidalgo politics, I'm sure the FBI is investigating.
he will be next

Writer said...

Come on, now. I need a date, names don't count.

Writer said...

Game over. The first has already fallen, read here.

Anonymous said...

Albert Garcia is not the only candidate for CC#6. His far more experienced opponent is Judge Fidencio Guerra.

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