Will I Be Convicted Today?by Carlos Galindo on Nov. 18, 2011, under Uncategorized
Well it’s a long story, but in any event I’ll be in court today Friday the 18th day of November at 1:00 PM at the Downtown Justice Court for having asked tough questions with an outside voice inside the Arizona Senate Building at a press conference.
You heard right! I was invited to the press conference by Senator Kyrsten Sinema who was in the process of selling her anti-Immigrant bill SB1225, now law, to the press. Since I am a member of the media. I showed up to the press conference. I started asking tough questions of the speakers and of Sinema and she asked her staff to notify police who promptly escorted me out of the building. You see, Sinema doesn’t like media members who are tough on her. After all, Sinema is the elite member of the LGBT community that has both the gay and the Latino community buffaloed into thinking she is advocating for them. It’s simple, say your bisexual, speak some broke Spanish and viola! They’re charmed. No one stops to question the great one. Heck, she’s had, on various occasions, the opportunity to bend President Obama’s ear, and bend I’m sure she did, the woman can talk. She’s a saleswoman, well a politician, well I guess it’s the same thing isn’t it? Unfortunately nowadays it seems Arizona’s politicians are best defined as snake oil salesmen. Whether Democrat or Republican, and some are certainly cut from the same cloth.
I remember watching Sunday Square Off with Sinema stating, “I love Russell…” How could you in any manner personally or professionally state you love a man that most people in Arizona loath and that has been so harmful to Arizona? It’s simple, it’s politics Arizona style. Maybe Sinema figured, if you can’t beat them join them. After all all indicators point towards a new legislative district opening up in Arizona that would require pulling over some Republicans, and well Sinema’s way of doing that would be to create and pass an anti-immigrant law like SB1225 and to put distance between her and the gay community. In any event I’m sure Sinema feels she’ll be presented with the crown once the new district comes open.
So as I sit here preparing for trial because I spoke up against more anti-immigrant bills by asking tough questions at a presser inside Russell Pearce’s former castle, I wonder, how can you charge me with seriously disruptive behavior with intent to disrupt when I was doing what I always do as a member of the media. Ask questions until I get an answer.
Some say I was just living up to my standard of holding them accountable. Maybe that’s why The Phoenix New Times recently awarded me “The Best Pain In the Ass For Politicians.”
Carlos E. Galindo is a radio talk show host & political analyst conducting radio shows in both English and Spanish on four radio stations in Arizona. Mr. Galindo is a weekly contributor to KPFK 98.7 FM Los Angeles and Radio W60 (Los Angeles, San Diego) and has appeared on CNN, Univision and Telemundo as a political analyst. Mr. Galindo is also an Op-Ed columnist on Prensa Hispana Arizona. www.nospinonair.com/http://www.carlosgalindo.com
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