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Alberto Gonzales: Legacy of a Lapdog

Marisa Treviño: Gonzo was "one of the most influential Hispanic officials in the history of United States government," and he knew how to lick the hand that fed him.
This post, written by Marisa Treviño, originally appeared on FireDogLake

A lot of things can be said now about former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales - and a lot of people are saying them.

But if there was one point that no one can dispute, it was his loyalty to the President.

In fact, it's fair to say that Alberto was loyal - to a disgraceful fault.

Rightly or wrongly, because there are still too few highly accomplished Latinos in the public arena, whether it be politics, sports, entertainment, etc., there exists a collective pride among Latinos when "one of our own" makes it.

That should have been the case with Alberto Gonzales.
Marisa Treviño is a syndicated journalist and local public radio commentator writing about family, education and other social justice issues for over a decade. Dedicated Chicana, playwright, and citizen. She blogs at Latina Lista.