You really didn’t expect to get through an election season without the ads turning dirty, did you? But we’ve seen some crap that doesn’t remotely make sense! Even for Webb County! If you’re confused, don’t worry. You’re NOT ALONE!
First it came from the Bruni Loony Bin …
Has there been anything dirtier than the underground ads that Louis Bruni (allegedly) has circulated against Frank Sciaraffa?
Then came Fernando …
It was predictable that Fernando Sanchez would do nothing but attack Beckie Palomo because he had done it from the beginning. As they say, desperate times demand desperate measures!
George Altgelt: better qualified to write and enforce the laws than … EVERYBODY?
The most confusing attack of the season came out in Sunday’s Laredo Morning Times. George Altgelt, “Mr. Ethics Commission,” ran an ad that makes NO sense on any level. However, he does conclude by making an unprovoked, unfounded, nonsensical attack on John Galo.
He begins by saying “Ethics Reform = Economic Development.” That should be the initial BS indicator. Have you ever heard of a business that bases its expansion on ethics reform? Altgelt has been beating his ethics reform drum ever since Sciaraffa got caught with his pants down. He probably figured it was a hot topic and would last at least as long as his campaign. But George has bet the ranch on Ethics Reform. No turning back now!
He then continues to say that HIS ethics commission would prevent “lawsuits,” “wasteful spending,” “nepotism” (like getting free newspaper ads from his Mami) and “political favors.”
Altgelt’s ad suggests that his solution to ALL of our problems is to let County Commissioners appoint a new “independent” board to monitor ethics in County government. (We’d only guess that those appointees would monitor everybody but the people that appointed them.)
OK, that makes perfect sense. With Altgelt’s ethics commission in place, we should expect General Motors, General Electric and General Mills all to move their plants, factories and offices to Laredo.
Sound crazy? You bet it does, Lizardistas!
Altgelt has basically said that HE is better equipped to write the laws than the State of Texas, including Senator Judith Zaffirini and Rep. Richard Raymond, the Texas Ethics Commission (which monitors these activities and currently is in the process of dropping the hammer on Fernando Sanchez) and that HE is better equipped to enforce ethics and criminal law better than District Attorney Chilo Alaniz, Sheriff Cuellar, the Department of Public Safety and the FBI.
Crazy? Well he even makes the outrageous suggestion that an “ethnics commission” would have prevented decisions made by Laredo City Council. ETHNICS COMMISSION? Was that a simple typo or a Freudian slip? Maybe George has issues we need to know about.
But what sounds even crazier is the fact that Altgelt’s wild-eyed (look at his photo) cartoon character (look at his photo) illogical argument is that it all means “Webb County cannot afford four years of John Galo.
Well, folks, that makes about as much sense as, well, the rest of the ad.
News comes tonight that George has launched a singular attack blog gainst Galo through his poorly viewed Facebook account. He claims Galo has attackd his mother (lie), Danny Valdez’ wife (another lie), Cortez’s sister. (another lie) and the sheep that Pomcho Casso brought back from Nuevo Laredo. (possibly true)
If anybody has seen or could produce evidence of Galo, or any other candidate other than George Altgelt, of doing anything of the sort, p,erase contact us immediately and we will post it.
Meanwhile we have no choice but to assume that Altgelt is the worst kind of liar — a man without honor and integrity — and does not merit our vote. We have recently been apprised of more of his fantastic business practices in the community and will be publishing them, once we have all the facts … We need!
If you thought that Altgelt just looked crazy (look at his photo), think again. This boy definitely has a screw loose. Stay tuned!