TITLE

TNR . commentary

AUTHOR(S)
Ackerman, Spencer; Scheiber, Noam
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;12/13/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 24, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article argues that the Republican Party has appointed Hispanic Americans to top positions in order to gain Hispanic votes in coming elections. Suddenly it feels like Democrats are going to be lucky just to win a simple majority of Hispanic voters these next few election cycles. Really, the appointment of Carlos Gutierrez as commerce secretary makes a ton of sense. Why appoint another rich white guy to a meaningless Cabinet post (longtime President George W. Bush moneyman Mercer Reynolds had been the leading candidate for the job) when you could use that meaningless Cabinet post to cement your party's majority for a generation or so? With Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, now all the White House needs is a Hispanic Supreme Court justice and they will be good to go.
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15315271

 

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