While our newly-elected congressman Ciro Rodriguez is busy both in D.C. and in our expansive district (last weekend he was at a community forum in El Paso), the fellow that Rodriguez defeated may be getting a new gig soon.
The Express-News reported on January 25:
Bush administration officials are eyeing former Rep. Henry Bonilla as a possible envoy to the Organization of American States, sources said Thursday.
Bonilla has met with Karl Rove, a senior advisor to Bush, about the post of U.S. permanent representative to the OAS, considered an ambassadorship to the organization that promotes democracy in the Western Hemisphere, a source close to the congressman said.
Reached by telephone in San Antonio, Bonilla would not confirm or deny interest in the OAS position, or whether he was in talks with the Bush administration about a position within the administration.
“I can only say there is nothing official that has been offered,” Bonilla said.
The OAS brings together nations of the Western Hemisphere to work on common interest.
It serves as a forum for the advancement of democracy, human rights and confronting problems of poverty, terrorism, drug abuse and trafficking.