State Representative Marisa Marquez was at a protest at the El Paso Independent School District Board Meeting yesterday and wagged her finger at EPISD for their many short comings.
Two things occurred to me when I read this article in the El Paso Times and saw her photo.
First – She would have a whole lot more credibility on matters of education if she hadn't publicly supported Republican Dee Margo who voted for HUGE cuts to education. Sorta takes the wind out of her sails. And by that I mean, it makes her look like a big hypocrite. Why would anyone take her critique seriously when she's supporting someone who didn't show support for public education. She endorsed someone who will make it harder for EPISD to serve the students.
Marquez giving lectures to EPISD after supporting Margo is like me telling someone they need to exercise more and eat more vegetables. I could say it, but who would take me seriously?
This is just one of probably many instances were here credibility on an issue will be compromised because of her support for someone who has totally different values and priorities than those of her Party.
The other thing that occurred to me was why Senator Shapleigh hasn't said anything about her support for Margo. Shapleigh ran against Margo. He knows all the reasons why supporting Margo is a bad idea and yet he's silent about Marquez's suppport of Margo.