Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Willie Ferrer -- The Democratic Rubio?



I find the premise of this otherwise flattering Sunshine State News article on U.S. Attorney Willie Ferrer to be fundamentally flawed:
Through his parents' odd jobs and his solid class work at Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School, Ferrer went on to college (University of Miami) and law school (University of Pennsylvania). Today, with misty eyes, a wife and two sons, he says he's living the American Dream.

Using stirring, Rubio-esque language to describe his up-from-the-bootstraps journey, the 44-year-old Ferrer blends loyalty to family and allegiance to American exceptionalism. The only difference is that Ferrer's party of advancement is Democrat, not Republican.
The only difference?

One's a schemer who created a malleable, slightly dishonest "man of principles" persona to ride a wave and advance an agenda of maximizing personal power via national politics, and the other is a career civil servant who has invested his life and significant legal and personal skills into serving the public and doing the right thing.

Other than that, they're exactly alike.

6 comments:

  1. yeah, but they are both of Cuban descent so that's all that matters. What do you expect from a writer who refers to the Democratic Party as the "Democrat" party?

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  2. Yo. SFL. It's Wifredo Ferrer, not Wilfredo Ferrer. Change your tag.

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  3. Thanks -- I've made that mistake before.

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  4. amen brother! why would someone smart and dedicated, with a position where he can make a difference, become a wind bag politician like Rubio, who will talk a good game to get elected and never accomplish a thing. Real people do not run for office; they serve the public everyday, whether as US Atty, police officers, EMTs, public defenders, etc. Hopefully Mr. Ferrer never listens to the hype.

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  5. If you are wif fredo are you againstmichael?

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  6. Does he wiff alot after eating rice and beans. He aint no wilf.

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