I've talked about this on air, but I think its time my reading audience new the truth about Theresa Caballero. She publicly pretends to be fighting for truth, justice, and reform and a crusader against corruption. In my opinion this is nothing more than a facade.
She has talked about standing up to the establishment, about saying what needs to be said, even if it bothers some people. At the same time she's saying stuff like that, she is engaged in a clandestine operation of trying to silence one of her critics. She has made phone call after phone call to management in an attempt to silence my criticism and analysis of her argument. Her tag team partner, Stuart Leeds, is obviously along for the ride. Just recently Leeds hand delivered a letter to management. He could have at least had the decency to put in an envelope!
Many people have wondered out loud what it would be like to have Theresa Caballero as a county attorney. Many have also expressed their fear that the office might be used for her own agenda rather than what it is the legislative mandate of the office. In my humble opinion, its hard to disagree with their fears when Theresa Caballero is so clearly pulling out all the stops to silence a critic while she's just a CANDIDATE, I can understand the fears some might have with Theresa Caballero having the power of the county attorney's office behind her.
I want to make it clear the lengths Ms. Caballero has gone to to silence me. She has called MANY times. I have strong reason to believe she's had be investigated to dig up dirt to fling. Which is interesting because she seems so reluctant to engage my critiques, which have always been based on issues and substance, but appears to me to be quick to play the mud game.
Now I'm second-guessing myself, maybe I should play the mud game too? On second thought, why would I stoop to that level?
But in my opinion, the hypocrisy doesn't stop there. TC is also quick to throw allegations around of destruction of an arrest record of an alleged sex offender. Not a convicted sex offender, an ALLEGED sex offender. She ties this to her opponent, County Attorney Joan Bernal. Yet an examination of some of the people Caballero has represented is somehow something that can't be discussed?
Or how about the fact that Caballero throws around the word corruption like its going out of style. She seems to find evidence of corruption under ever rock in the county. Except, ironically, people that are directly tied to her. The cloud of suspicion in the public corruption scandal hangs over the heads of many prominent people in this town, several of which are tied to Caballero but that never gets talked about.
But wait, it gets even better. She somehow manages to pronounce the word dedazo in her frequent tirades she calls a campaign speech. She says that Bernal is the dedazo or chosen one because she was appointed to the County Attorney position. Again, interesting when you consider she didn't seem to have a problem with the process when it was one of her buddies, Mario Gonzalez, was seeking the appointment of Commissioner's Court for the very same job.
Ever notice when Paul Strelzin has Commissioner Escobar or County Attorney Joan Bernal on his show? For some reason, Stuart Leeds will call right before Strelz goes to the guest. I think its his subtle way of firing a shot across the bow of Strelzin, letting the Strelz know that they are listening.
Personally I like when Stuart Leeds calls the other shows. Hell they've called every political talk show on the line-up but mine. What does that tell you? To me it says, they like being the bully but they don't want to get on air with anyone who will engage them on issues.
And what about Caballero dramatically pulling out the mugshot of a judge during a KVIA debate? What was the point of that other than to sling mud? Hell that picture of the judge looks less like the judge in real life than Caballero's campaign photos. I wonder if she had a stunt double smile for her because I don't think I've ever seen her smile.
I guess my main point is that though Caballero may try her best to silence me, I will not be so easily silenced. My blog is my property and not the property of KHRO 1150am. Hate to break it to you Caballero, but you can't make a phone call to stop me from writing.
You really underestimated me on that one.
Personally I think Ms. Caballero's time is better spent on calling voters rather than calling management, especially given her poll numbers. She doesn't seem to have her eyes focused on the ball. If she doesn't focus her attention on her election, she'll find herself on the losing end of another election.
Who am I kidding, she's probably gone lose even if she focused entirely on the election!