Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ortiz Skips Dem Convention


Congressman Solomon Ortiz said, in a report on KIII TV, that he will stay home and not attend the Democratic National Convention this week.
Ortiz says he supports Obama but his support seems a bit tepid. Ortiz was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton and now he seems to be suffering from a big case of sour grapes. He said the local Hispanics would now have a hard time voting for Obama. Oh? So they are going to vote for McCain?
Ortiz said he had some personal commitments to fulfill and he had a fractured foot so he would not be able to travel the 25 mile distance from the hotel housing the Texas delegation. Really? He was going to walk? Give me a break…
Ortiz is being disingenuous at best. You can bet that if Hillary was the nominee nothing would stop him from going.
This sulking petulance shows a distinct lack of leadership and class. That will not serve his constituents well if Obama goes on to victory.
As Alexander Pope said in his satirical “Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot”
“Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer
And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer;
Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,
Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.”

1 comment:

Melissa Zamora said...

Oh my goodness. Great caricature.