Sunday, April 27, 2008

Guacamole Moments

The "macaca moment" is quickly displacing the "bimbo eruption" as the most lethal career-ending slip of the tongue for politicians. Now comes the "guacamole gaffes" which will surely turn off plenty of Latino voters.
Read my NY Daily News column of April 16, 2008, Guacamole Moments.

Mujeres al borde

Debe aprobarse una ley que inmediatamente prohiba a hombres prominentes utilizar a sus esposas de telon de fondo durante ruedas de prensa para confesar que han sido infieles.
Op-ed in Spanish published El Diario/La Prensa, March 13, 2008: Mujeres el borde de un ataque de dignidad

Mothers of Invention

It's Women's History Month, again. What's there to celebrate: The "Cuernos Sisterhood"? Lip plumpers?
Read my NY Daily News column of March 12, 2008, Mothers of Invention.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Political pundits need new playbook

We're in the middle of a truly historic presidential campaign. Yet most of the media panels of pundits and "experts" consist of white males, with a pundette or two thrown in to play Kemo Sabe to their Lone Rangers. I get palpitations every time a group of opinionistas discusses the Latino vote and rehashes the platitude du jour: Brown people don't vote for black people. . .
Op-ed piece NY Daily News, March 12, 2008 Pundits Need a New Playbbok When it Comes to Latino Voters

Super Tuesday Latino Vote

"Ugly Betty" may have trumped Oprah in the California primaries, but the power of celebrity endorsements was not what was at stake on February 5.
Read my February 13, 2008 Daily News column Rockeando the Vote