I read David Crowder's piece on how the three propositions fared around the city HERE in the El Paso Inc. Great piece - great job by El Paso's best reporter.
I'm going to assume Representative Eddie Holguin doesn't share my opinion of Crowder's work. This specific article made him look out of touch and quite frankly, like a buffoon. The fact that he went on the record saying he was voting against the propositions and his constituents' complete opposite feeling on the issue makes me wonder if he's listening to the right people.
We all know that Holguin does whatever Norma Chavez says. In this case he felt her and her new dimwitted friends were the "voice of the people." It turns out that they weren't a voice at all. How many times will Holguin follow Chavez into the fire and get burned? At some point you have to wonder if he's smart enough to represent even himself after letting Chavez shred his credibility so often.
If you live in Holguin's district and want to run - you can beat him. He obviously doesn't understand his constituents. And he wasn't listening to the Tiguas who I hear were ready to back the propositions due to their inability to turn a profit on their baseball team. They're looking for a cheap way out and a shorter lease would have made things easier on them. Are they still behind on rent?
Poor, poor Holguin.
Acosta was eating the Norma Chavez/Salazar/Three Names Allala hay just long enough to screw herself out of the five or six votes she may have received for mayor. She voted against the baseball stadium thinking it was a good political choice given that Chavez and friends told her they'd make her Queen of El Paso. After she cast her vote and the mayor didn't follow (word is that he now hates her guts along with everyone else on the 10th floor) with a veto, she was left on the wrong side of local history. A place she's often been during her short career as an elected official.
You might remember my post after the vote explaining why she made the worst possible moves during the baseball debate that could have been made. She managed to piss everyone off. Well, it turns out she pissed off the majority by voting it down and the election results proved it. There's no way that doesn't come up in a mayoral election over and over again.
I do have to say that I heard Acosta changed her mind on the issue shortly after the "Nachotoon" showed her left behind by the bandwagon of important people she so desperately wants to support her. It was a sudden flip flop - even for her - but it was too little too late. The only thing the electorate will remember is her voting against progress in El Paso and her reason for doing it was selfish! Had her reason been shellfish - we could understand. Who doesn't love shrimp?
You'd have to be a poor judge of character to follow Three Names Allala and Chavez into battle. I guess this exercise had at least one auxiliary function - it showed El Paso who on City Council is a poor judge of character. Vote accordingly.