Rep. Ruben Gallego tweeted this weekend about a job fair in his district:
If you know of anyone that is lookin for seasonal employment, please have them come to my job fair. http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=220565218011060
It’s typical “community bulletin board” boilerplate that we see on public officials’ feeds all the time. The only issue I’d take with it is dropping the “g” on “looking.” I expect more from a Harvard man.
Senator Frank Antenori, on the other hand, found something else to say about it:
RT @RubenGallego “lookin for seasonal employment, please have them come to my job fair.” Ruben, Don’t forget to use e-verify!
Hmm…Hispanic elected official tries to help his mostly Hispanic constituents find jobs and the first thing Antenori thinks of is making a crack about their possible legal status. I’m sure it’s a very funny joke and not racial at all.
Gallego took it in stride:
@FrankAntenori thanks for the tip. You should apply for a job since Gabby will stop you from having a job as a congressman.
Antenori, by the way, replied to that. He’s still steamed that Gabrielle Giffords hasn’t announced her plans. The two true victims of the January 8th shootings: Sarah Palin and Frank Antenori. I cry every night for them.
Hey, at least Antenori didn’t make any creepy comments about cheerleaders.