Monday, January 25, 2010

More Questions for Theresa Caballero

Since I am having a hard time getting an interview with Caballero these days, I thought I'd just throw some of my questions out there to see if perhaps she will address them at some point.

TC has talked at great length about conflicts of interest. So lets examine the other side of the conflict issue. Its nice that she talks about conflicts for issues like Ethics Commission, but I'm curious about another scenario. I'm wondering what her position will be about pursuing corruption.

She's talked about that pretty regularly, but what about some of the people she's been associated with. Will she pursue cases against them in the interest of seeking justice, or will she say there is a conflict.

Case in point, the Catalina land deal. Some of the people she's been associated with are defendants in that case. If she is elected County Attorney, what happens to those cases? Does her office continue pursuing the issue or does the case come to a halt. If she does pursue the case, how vigorous will the prosecution of her associates be if Caballero is elected County Attorney?

More importantly, what is in the best interest of the community of El Paso?

Since Caballero is so vigilant about corruption, to the point that she actually uses it on campaign materials, I'm wondering what happens in a case like the Catalina land development deal?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was waiting for someone to bring to light the BIG ISSUE that Ms. Caballero has cleverly hidden from public discussion with all her ranting and raving about a perceived inappropriate hiring and lying doctor - THE QUESTION OF HER ACTUAL INABILITY TO PERFORM THE WORK OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE...

Ms. Caballero recently left a client sitting without counsel in a protective order proceeding because the case landed in the 388th District Court, a court which according to her she has a "lifetime recusal" in - something which doesn't exist by the way. After the judge told Ms. Caballero that she was always welcome in her courtroom, Ms. Caballero picked up her belongings and exited the courtroom, leaving her client to fend for herself without counsel!!! - talk about UNETHICAL, UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT. Isn't this clearly MALPRACTICE?!!!

According to Ms. Caballero, not only does she not practice in that court, she also doesn't practice in the 65th Judicial Court. The BIG question all this leads to is this: IF ELECTED AS COUNTY ATTORNEY, HOW IS MS. CABALLERO GOING TO PERFORM THE WORK OF THE OFFICE IF THE 65TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT HAS JURISDICTION OVER ALL JUVENILE CASES, ALL CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES CASES AND 1/3 OF THE PROTECTIVE ORDER CASES FILED IN EL PASO COUNTY?!!! Is she going to change her position and say that NOW she can get a fair shake in the very courts she currently maintains she can't practice in because the judges are biased against her, or is she going to require the taxpayers to pay for visiting judges to hear the THOUSANDS of cases that these dockets would amount to? THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS: MS. CABALLERO'S BOMBASTIC, ABRASIVE DEMEANOR HAS LED HER TO ALIENATE THE VERY COURTS SHE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH IN ORDER TO EFFECTIVELY CONDUCT THE BUSINESS OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. IN A NUTSHELL, SHE SIMPLY CAN'T PERFORM THE WORK OF THE OFFICE WITHOUT GREAT EXPENSE TO THE TAXPAYERS OF EL PASO COUNTY.

WHILE I FULLY SUPPORT MS. CABALLERO'S RIGHT TO CRITICIZE AND ALIENATE ANYONE SHE PLEASES, THERE IS A PRICE TO PAY FOR THAT CHOICE - SHE CAN'T THEREAFTER RUN FOR A PUBLIC OFFICE WHERE SHE MUST SET ASIDE HER PERSONAL AGENDAS AND PERSONAL GRUDGES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC AS A WHOLE.

Let's put the politics aside and focus on what electing Ms. Caballero will actually mean. It should be obvious that the only candidate in this race who can actually DO THE WORK OF THE OFFICE is JO ANNE BERNAL.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I wonder who you all are supporting? Talk about propoganda!

Anonymous said...

Abeytia, you spend a good part of your time on the air slamming, blasting, putting down, Theresa Caballero. Then you ask why she won't call your show or go on your show.

If you spent as much time putting down, blasting, and slamming the other candidates with whom you don't agree on the issues or who are running against your fellow Shapleigh clique members, they wouldn't call or appear on your show either.

Como te madereas.

Anonymous said...

Wow- interesting points raised regarding conflicts of interest. Unfortunately, the public will suffer and lose if Ms. Caballero is elected. I have not heard her once mention what specific changes she would make to the County Attorney's Office. I've heard her publicly state she is going to "get rid of the stinkers." If that doesn't scream personal agenda, I don't know what does. I was impressed with Jo Anne Bernal's command of the law and ideas regarding her commitment to public service and extending County Attorney Office services to members of the community via annexes in various parts of El Paso County. I know my vote is for Jo Anne Bernal!

The Lion Star said...

You pendejos that try to put me in various cliques make me laugh. You idiots can't make up your mind, first you say I'm Chavez's mouth piece and now I'm in the Shapleigh camp? Who has critiqued the two of them more than I?

I'll give you a nickel so you can go buy yourself a clue.

Anonymous said...

Pendejos? Idiots? No puedes aguantar que te critiquen, buey? Bueno pues, eres miembro del Anti-Theresa Caballero clique, junto con todos los miembros del Veronica Escobar - Anna Perez - Robert O'Rourke - Susie Byrd - Steve Ortega clique. C/S.