Brad Messer Commentary KTSA Friday, September 3, 2004
Here are some things my commentary could be about this morning. The president's re-election speech. Hurricane Frances blustering toward what's left of Florida. The case of councilman Ron Segovia allegedly bonking his girlfriend's hiney with an apple going to the District Attorney.
But I generously leave those topics to my KTSA colleagues. Instead, I consider the case of the La Grulla Psychic.
You know by now that the former mayor and bookkeeper in La Grulla allegedly stole city money to hire a psychic. The FBI has arrested them. Something north of $50-thousand is missing.
The current mayor of the tiny Rio Grande Valley town has been interviewed by our newspaper. He wants us to understand that not everyone in La Grulla believes in psychics or curanderas. The mayor says, "We are from a very small, poor community, but we are very proud."
What's with that? How come it's backward and poor people, and folks in miserable little countries, who are always referred to as "proud"? You never hear upscale, big city, Starbucks-drinking people being called proud, do you.
"Proud" has become code for "low on the totem pole."
Brad Messer, commentary, KTSA.
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