Friday, May 14, 2010

All Righty, Then

Mayor's Mom Says She 'Hates' Alamo - San Antonio News Story - KSAT San Antonio: "San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was recently profiled in the New York Times, which referenced him as the next national Hispanic leader and perhaps president.

'It's been a very promising response,' said Castro. 'It's a very flattering article.'

But comments he didn't make could draw some strong opinions. His mother, Rosie Castro, had strong words when asked about her memories of the Alamo, a symbol of Texas independence.

'They used to take us there when we were school children,' Perez told the Times. 'They told us how glorious that battle was. When I grew up, I learned that the 'heroes' of the Alamo were a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that didn't belong to them. But as a little girl I got the message (that) we were losers. I can truly say that I hate that place and everything it stands for.'"

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:17 AM

    Uh oh, does Cap'n Bob know about this?

    Jeff

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  2. And does Phil Collins know?

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  3. She's just mad because she couldn't find the Alamo's basement.

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