Congressional Quarterly is reporting that Congressional Latina Representatives boycotted a meeting with Barack Obama. Although their reasons for boycotting are unclear, the presumption is that they did so out of some misdirected alleigance to Hillary Clinton. (Never mind that Sen. Clinton has thrown her support behind Sen. Obama.) Loretta Sanchez, who is one of two sisters in Congress, presumably building up a family business, was quoted as saying that if Obama wanted to see her, the presumptive Presidential candidate, could " come over and see me." Never ones to miss an opportunity to make Latinos look foolish, you may recall that Loretta's sister kept the comedy circuit abuzz when she proclaimed that another Latino representative had called her a whore, they have now snubbed the likely next president of the United States. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. So much for Latino leverage with the next presidential administration.
Readers may want to review my prior post entitled, "Why is the Congressional Latino Leadership so Mediocre?".