“Aaron Pena has only been a Republican for a couple of months, but he’s already learned how to screw Hispanics,” Juanita announces. “He must be in the advanced placement class.”
Juanita was amused reading the morning papers. “Aaron Pena (no tilde because Republicans don’t have any) is a South Texas Democratic turncoat who switched parties before the ink dried on the D after his name on the ballot.”
“He got off to a great start by supporting Voter ID and not supporting helping people at the polls,” Juanita reports.
Peña, the Edinburg legislator who switched to the Republican Party in December, was selected chairman of the conference that he said will advocate for Hispanic issues within the Republican Party. Among those issues he said the conference should tackle is abuse by politiqueras in mail-in ballots and through assisted voting.
“I think this is some sort of record. It did not take long for Señor Peña to become Senor Pena, El Chaquetero,” she says.
“One more thing – has it occurred to anybody that if I get mugged or my purse gets stolen the day before election, I won’t have my picture ID and I can’t vote,” Juanita hollers.