The Caballero and Cobos camp must be in a rage this morning after reading the Sunday edition of the El Paso Times. They enjoyed less than a week of credibility before it all came tumbling down upon them in a thousand words or less.
Any proof to the rumor that Caballero is dating someone at the time is looking rather suspect to me right now. I never completely believed the rumor given that nobody could tell me consistently who she was dating. The names were all over the place and it seemed as if I was being led astray on the issue either out of ignorance or on purpose. Not matter what, the love affair in print with Caballero at the Times is over. I can bet they've gotten a level 10 ass-chewing from Caballero over their story today. I'm sure there's more to come and the Times' attorneys will be busy next week. Not that they did anything wrong, but you know how that group is - they sue you when they aren't happy with what you write (I should know).
The El Paso Times has Joe Muench's column along with another editorial that pretty much painted the picture we've all seen - Cobos is Cobos and nobody is in the market for much more Cobos. Just about every accusation made on Monday was discredited by an honest editorial on Sunday. It's all politics and it's the guy with the least amount of credibility leading the charge. The charges of corruption just don't have the same bite when a guy like Cobos is the one behind them.
I'm sure Cobos dined out all week on the prospect that he and Caballero had turned the tables on the Shapleigh Campers with their accusations of corruption. Today, reality has set in. Their story (like I said last week) is very hard to follow and anecdotal at best. With his tactics being labeled "political" it's all but a dead issue. Cobos will be lucky if Wiles doesn't come back and slap him with some kind of "false claim" charge that tops of one helluva a dismal political career. (there's something about the ego that seeks a "political career." Service should be short and useful in politics - not long and wasteful as it is for many El Paso politicians.)
The news piece on Caballero's tardiness in filing some paperwork was the end game in her effort paint herself to be above reproach. This may be a molehill in the grand scheme of things, but since Caballero has reduced us all to nothing more than mindless carpenter ants existing at her pleasure, it looks like a mountain. Her air of perfection has become tainted with some the smell of decaying skeletons from her closet.
Please don't take my discussion of the Times' action as an endorsement of anyone running. I'm simply feeling vindicated in my assertion that a lot of this was politically motivated BS that was being made to fit uncomfortably into a scandal. A scandal that we're finding isn't actually much of a scandal.
I care about this because it takes the light off of people like my opponent who have been of questionable ethics for quite some time, in my opinion. We're obsessing over Wyatt's hiring when my opponent's campaign finance report reads like a special interest orgy where taxpayer dollars are being thrown away without oversight. How many people who give him money get his vote for tax dollars to go into their pocket? Lots of them. That will not happen on my watch.
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