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Mistakes with rewarding Latinos

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From page A11 | December 20, 2012 |

There are several disturbing things about Ruben Navarrette’s column (“Here’s the right way to reward Latinos,” Dec. 15):  The first is his comment about Obama’s aggressive record of deporting immigrants.

Doesn’t he mean “illegal immigrants?”

Second is his idea of rewards. So if Mitt Romney won by corporate money, it would be OK with him to have corporations rewarded by high positions in his cabinet?

As I recall, almost every official running for office has tried to distance themselves as being swayed by special interest, and Navarrette is now advocating not only rewarding special interests, but rewarding them with a good office?

Third, high offices should be rewarded by qualifications for the job, not favors done, or does he disagree?

One point of agreement though: Recognizing valiant performance is justification for a reward. But that comes from doing your job on a battlefield, not the voting booth.

I can understand his interest in Latino issues, but sincerely hope he considers himself an American first and Latino second.

Jorg Fleige

Fairfield

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