Hector Montes, another talker on 1650 AM, took issue with my open letters submissions to Newspapertree. You can find his little bitch fest at www.newspapertree.com under the "Reader's Responses" section.
I wrote the below response to Sito Negron.
uh... I didn't even mention the agents on my show. I claimed that conversations on the strelz, Tilghman, Negron and Perez show put pressure on Reyes to support the agents. In fact, I stated that my show has little or no effect on what elected folks in this town do. I lamented that my show was a place for the frustrated can vent, but will have no real effect on the direction of policy. I mentioned that I simply do not have that kind connection or power.
I think you should have run that by me or at least the Strelz because even the Strelz can tell you that I said it was his (the strezl) show that put the pressure on as well as conversations on other shows. Did Reyes' supporters or employees call my show? This is the first time my name has ever been mentioned within the BP agent issue. He should also know that my open letters were not aimed at the Congressman. They were open letters to Rachael Quintana and Jaime O. Perez. If the letters were meant for Congressman Reyes then they would have been open letters to Congressman Reyes. I think I made the "To" in the letters quite clear.
He's also wrong about my views on treating children from Juarez. I have long stated that our laws allow the practice and that since we support as LOCAL taxpayers the hospital that treats them that someone needs to compensate us whether it be Mexico or the federal government or other entity. We bear the weight of our geographic location, and it's not fair. There's only so much federal money that Thomason can get for this type of care because the whole system is geared toward hospitals not located on the border. I'd be happy to clarify all of that with him at any time. For that matter I'd like the whole community to take a serious look at how we are different as a border hospital.
Never was my piece intent on fingering Jaime O. as one party or another. I was simply taking the words he spoke and making them into a funny conspiracy theory in an obvious attempt at humor... a piece of humor that mentioned the channeled spirit of a dead President. At no point was my intention to write a fact filled column on the background of Jaime O. In fact, there was no attempt in the entire article to cite one fact or mention one instance of an actual occurence. Hell, I was making light of the gestapo image of the Republican leadership, especially Rove. There's a reason you ran this on the opinion page and not on the news page.
Also, who is he and who am I to say what party Jaime O claims. In the state of Texas they determine your party status by the primary you vote in. If Jaime O. voted in a Democrat primary last, then he's got a pretty good claim that he is in fact a democrat - at least in the eyes of the people who put on elections. I guess Hector forgot that little fact. Or, he thinks he's the ultimate "decider" of who is a member of what party. Either way I would have written the same article if the person was a republican or of any other party. I was making fun of the comment, not the political party that Jaime claimed.
If I was looking to convince someone that I am in fact a republican operative sent to El Paso to take down the democrats, I achieved that goal. I think this guy really thinks that that's why I'm here. I really came back for the hunting, fishing, golf, weather and the people.... not necessarily in that order. Oh yeah, my family too.
After reading his response I can only ascertain the he A. Is really mad that the attention isn't on him. B. Really didn't get it. C. Thinks that any other point of view other than his is the product of the "vast right wing conspiracy" D. Needs a beer and a lawn chair in order to chill out. Maybe it's a combination of all of them.
Perez ran against Wardy in 2003 - you need to clarify that.
The leader of the Republican party is Mike Duncan - Chairman of the RNC. The president is merely the highest elected Republican. He does not set the overall policy for the Republican party hence the recent fights he's been in over budget issues etc. It may do him well to study the structure of both parties and learn what the different terms mean.
I also didn't know that right-wing republicans were agnostic and pro gay marraige - apparently I'm redefining the party!