The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott last week said corruption in the Rio Grande Valley “resembles third-world country practices,” and quickly drew criticism from Valley residents and political opponents. Are urban Texans guilty of looking down their noses at more remote parts of the state?
Since when is objective truth considered “looking down one’s nose”? Conditions in the Valley are horrible. Mexican drug cartels are transforming the region into a war zone. Our citizens are no longer safe and something must be done. David Hallum
It just shows how unfit he is to be either governor or attorney general. Terry Bradley
Have you been down there? It is like a third world. Dimitri Rocha
I do not think this is a case of urban versus rural, this is a right-wing wacko looking down on the rest of us. Besides being insulting to rural Texans, it is also insulting to third world countries. Abbott has the potential to be a complete and total disaster for Texas. Bill Reedy
Possibly, but he didn’t say the Rio a Grande Valley is a third world country. He said. “Corruption in the Rio Grand Valley resembles a third world country.” It’s just like me saying that politics in Washington D.C. these days resembles Chicago. Which, oddly enough, they do. Ron Glover
Is he going to do something about it, or is he acting like he cares because it’s an election year? Joe Black
He is attorney general of Texas. If he thinks there is corruption along the border, then investigate it! He has more power currently than he will as governor to fix it. Don Standlee