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:

Anonymous said...

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

Jeff

Bill Crider said...

And does Phil Collins know?

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

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