I'm an Irish fan myself, but how dumb could the organizers of El Paso's Academy for Upper-Crusters be for inviting someone who's made controversial comments about immigrants to a Catholic school on the border?
What's worse, how in the hell does the former Promotions Director for the flagship Spanish language television station KINT Canal 26, Abel Rodriguez, think it was a good idea?
Rodriguez has made a rather substantial contribution to this community's Latino community, even I acknowledge it and I don't much care for the vato or his stooge with the halitosis problem. That is why it blows my mind that he'd be involved in inviting an anti-immigrant Trump supporting speaker to Cathedral's big event.
You'd figure if ANYONE were going to stand up and say it wasn't a good idea you'd figure it would be Abel.
Which brings me to rumored mayoral candidate David Saucedo. A young Cathedral grad who's never run for office before and decides to take a shot at being mayor...where have I seen this movie before? At least with Hector H. Lopez the guy is at least a Democrat.
Saucedo not only sounded pissed about losing Holtz as a speaker in the El Paso Times but he sounded he was trying to have it both ways. On the one hand he sounded like he was trying to distance Cathedral from the coach by saying that they started talking with him before he made the statements at the RNC.
But in the same article he makes the very good point that our community takes a back seat to the conversation of immigration reform and actually implies that Holtz was going to be brought here to debate the immigration issue.
Lets be real, thats not why he was coming. He was coming so that rich people would pay top-dollar to listen to Coach talk about the good ol' days of Irish football and Touchdown Jesus.
The problem for Saucedo is he hurts his own mayoral bid when he's involved in something as controversial as this issue... and he's a supporter of Rick Santorum.
I bullshit you not.