Video: Mariachi Band Serenades Cory Gardner

Via Politico, Sen. Cory Gardner’s invite-only event yesterday held by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce featured an unexpected musical interlude:

The Colorado Springs Gazette’s Peter Marcus reports:

Three organizations – including two focusing on Latino issues – were behind the musical interruption. Tuesday night, they paid $250 to register as Chamber members and brought six members of a mariachi band from Mexico City to play a “love song” and demand Gardner hold a public forum, said Hilda Nucete, a program director of Denver-based Conservation Colorado.

“It was a gift,” Nucete said, referring to the Spanish song “Where Are You, My Heart?” The song, she said, is about “when the guy really messes up and you’re trying to get back the girl, so we’re trying to get (Gardner) to fall in love with us again.”

As you can see in the video, it was a brief interruption–but long enough to generate another round of unwanted press coverage for Gardner, focusing on his ongoing lack of public engagement during the latest congressional recess. The nonpublic events Gardner has held this recess are not conducive to candid interaction–and are much more literally “paid” attendees than the protesters he demeans by claiming they’re paid.

Which reminds us, has anybody gotten Gardner and Mike Coffman in the same room to talk paid protesters?

Folks, if Gardner is anything, he’s media savvy. The growing bedevilment of Gardner’s every move back home is a serious problem, even if he chooses not to do anything meaningful to address it. Gardner obviously hopes to ride out the discontent, but each one of these negative press events takes a chunk out of Gardner’s beatific public image. And we think he knows it.

In Gardner’s head, the band plays on.

4 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Funny thing to do. I like mariachi music. Have some of it in my CD collection. I would bet that Moderatus and Andrew would not like this "interruption." 

  2. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    Great idea. Next, I think that we should start sending singing telegrams. I rocked that job when I was in my 20s…..could see if I've still got the pipes for it.

    Gardner remains the only member of the Colorado Congressional delegation to refuse to hold or attend a town hall.

    Coffman, Lamborn, Buck,Tipton have all met with their voters and taken their lumps for their bad votes and wobbly positions. Yet Gardner won't even walk in the door of a public town hall. Shameful.

  3. ZappateroZappatero says:

    how did I miss this?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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