People watching the River Parade on Monday may have thought they were seeing mayoral candidate Julián Castro waving as the San Antonio City Council barge floated down the waterway.
But if they did, they were wrong.
Julián Castro was hosting a neighborhood association meeting that night in District 7, which he still represents. His identical twin brother, Joaquin Castro, was on the boat.
Only in San Antonio. I mean, there might be shady dealings going on in Chicago or New York, sure, but at least those crooked politicians are competent scandal-mongers. This makes San Antonio politicians look like slack-jawed nincompoops. Which, come to think of it, is pretty much an apt description.
What makes it even more ludicrous is that Castro's leading the mayoral race by a wide margin, and didn't need to pull this stunt. It seems he's uncomfortable with front-runner status, and is desperate to torpedo his campaign by any means necessary. Last week he created a small scandal by turning in campaign finance paperwork that was practically scrawled in crayon. So who knows?
The AP story on this has photos of the brothers. And you know what? The do look alike.
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