Folks read a newspaper article on politics. They try to read between the lines and see if there is a hidden agenda. Then they talk to other folks and come to a conclusion. They then pass their conclusion along to others. Others take the information and add on their own interpretation and pass it on. It then takes a life of its own - a political rumor is created. That's what happened last week after an article was published about the state of Latino politics in H'Town. The rumor? It's not far fetched, it's not a bad idea, I can understand how it was created, it just isn't true. Publishing the rumor would give certain folks political headaches - sorry.
Commentary, before Commentary, was usually found on Google page 3 or 4, behind the comic book illustrator/artist. Today, we hold the leadoff position on page 1. As they say, it has been an interesting ride.
How long will Commentary live? At least through the elections of Matt Santos and Laura Salinas - just kidding. As long as I find it interesting. What is interesting? Getting emails from folks I have not heard of in a long time that happened to stumble onto Daily Commentary, feedback and suggestions from readers, and most of all, the reaction to certain Commentaries.
A very special close person in Commentary's life refuses to log on - says person - "Why do I have to go on to the internet to know what you think?'
August 4, 2005, 9:00AM