razavi-hypocrisyYou would think that in the many years I have been doing this I wouldn’t be surprised by the dirty politics that play out in the El Paso political scene. Yet, I am continually surprised that the hypocrisy is so prevalent that it keeps me blogging. The latest poignant example is Ali Enrique Razavi.

Most of you know that he started publishing emails on April 10, 2014 that Veronica Escobar had sent him. He started publishing them in an attempt to hide his connection to the Forma Group. Recently, I shared with you how the emails expose Veronica Escobar’s lack of ethical behavior and forces us to question whether she conducts the public’s business in an open and transparent fashion.

As I reviewed the emails, Razavi’s hypocrisy so poignantly popped out that it took all of the will power I could muster to focus on the task at hand instead of getting distracted by the hypocrisy and point it out in a blog post. It took most of what I had left to get the Veronica Escobar blog posted.

But I couldn’t sleep; I had to point out the utter hypocrisy of Ali Razavi.

On October 16, 2013, Razavi posted a blog about Armando Rodriguez. In that blog, he wrote, and I post it here verbatim:

You see nobody likes anybody who saves text messages.  Armando has been holding onto a text message for nearly a year.  I am sure there are a bunch of people out there, friends and enemies of Armando, that are probably wondering, “Does he keep everything?”  Nobody likes that kind of person.”

This is written by the person who a few days ago published emails that Veronica Escobar had sent him in confidence. Razavi even wrote to Escobar that “No one needs to know that you know Max or talk to Max.” [June 4, 2013 2:46 email between Escobar and Razavi]

The hypocrisy oozes so thick that I am beyond disgusted by it.

It makes me wonder if Veronica Escobar likes the “kind of person,” Ali Razavi continues to demonstrate that he is. On second thought, I do not think Veronica Escobar cares who she associates with as long as they are the useful idiot she needs to keep her politically in play.

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...

3 replies on “Ali Enrique Razavi and Hypocrisy”

  1. Veronica Escobar had sent him in confidence.
    No one sends a political blogger anything in which they have a realistic expectation of privacy. Get with it, Martin.

  2. Martin, you are correct. Veronica is slick but not smart. What she knows is stacking and consolidation of power. She made sure she has the majority vote. Take a look at the court. Two of those people will do her bidding.

    This woman has higher ambitions, she will not be content with Mayor. She has her sights set on Austin or Washington. That will be her downfall. While she knows the game here, she will be out of her league in the power cities. That’s what amazes me. The so called power people believe in their own invincibility and fame because of El Paso. News, fifty miles outside of the county, no one knows you exist.

    I almost fell out if my chair when I heard the govmint (intentional misspelling) cheese lady challenged Senator McCain by stating she is a County Judge. Whoa, that carries as much creditability as being the world champion hot dog eater. Did she really believe it would impress anyone ? That title means nothing outside of El Paso ! Once again, as they say “she is a legend in her own mind”.

    As for the emails, she knew they would be released or (wink) leaked.

    Oh well, no point in continuing. El Paso will re-elect her in any capacity .

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