Monday, January 09, 2006

A CAPITOL BLOG: Rio Grande Guardian: Hidalgo County Democratic Party Chairman Takes On Politiqueras

A CAPITOL BLOG: Rio Grande Guardian: Hidalgo County Democratic Party Chairman Takes On Politiqueras

I was just reading Aaron Pena's blog and came across this story where Juan Maldonado, the Hidalgo County Democratic Party Chairman is taking on the use of politiqueras by members of the party.

This is a good step forward for the Rio Grande Valley because our region is basically one party without any Republican challengers this year. The Valley draws attention and embarrasses itself every time we have crooked elections. We have to stop doing those tlaquachadas. The politiqueras are especially shameless to be preying on old people.

I'm trying to figure out how to do something I put on my comment in Aaron's Blog. I want to take submissions by the public as which of our elected officials will be arrested, indicted, or come under investigation or suspicion in 2006. When I asked a friend earlier, she could not tell me who, but she had no doubt that somebody would. According to her, "most of our politicians are shady. It's just a matter of time."

Let this serve as a public reminder that we need to clean up the RGV. Our local officials so far have either participated or failed to act on corrupt practices. We have often had to have Texas Rangers and the FBI take care of matters for us. Of course, the press is only too glad to point out our shortcomings.
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