Dime con quien andas y te diré quién eres.
Tell Me who you pal around with and I'll tell you who you are.
In the case of just-confirmed MisEducation Secretary Carlos "Republican Retread" Chardón, here's My assessment of who you are: An incompetent jerk.
Because you placed an incompetent jerk in the most sensitive departamental position you have.
William Ubiñas is more than an incompetent jerk, he is a convicted drug felon and a liar. And you, Carlitos, picked this moral wreck to run the Federal funds arm of the department.
Channeling Olbermann: You, sir, are an idiot. For only an idiot could choose someone so woefully ill-prepared and ill-conceived to be the face and putative head (case) of the single biggest problem your department has: dealing with the long history of Federal fund malfeasance your party pretty much made institutional.
Now, My assessment of both of you cannot rest on hearsay, and Carlitos, you know it doesn't. You know damn well that calling Ubiñas an incompetent jerk is but the single conclusion from My experiences in dealing with his crap, a man who told me not once, not twice, not three times, but four times in a period of ten days that he had borrowed thousands of dollars from his brother--more than once. Borrowing thousands of dollars when his living expenses were virually nil, his business expenses were being underwritten by--amongst others, you, Carlitos--and who didn't buy anything visible to show, share or give anyone, combined with seriously erratic behavior...well, you draw your own conclusions.
I drew Mine. And I know I'm right.
Why you did it, I don't give a rat's ass. How you did it is easy to explain: you used your willingness to step into the Education latrine and keep it occupied, knowing full well that others with talent, experience and/or leadership ability would never take on the job. With that leverage--and a thief-in-the-night ramrod confirmation process backed openly by Thomas "Tantrum" Rivera--you wanted to stick Ubiñas where maybe you could pay someone back or maybe he could pay you back. In any case, you picked the wrong man for the wrong position at the wrong time for the wrongest of reasons.
Dime con quien andas... We aren't the only ones who judge by friendships and relations: the Feds do to.
...y te diré quién eres... And they will eventually--if they haven't yet--reach the same conclusions I have. And We--Puerto Rico--are worse off for it.
Thanks for nothing, Carlitos.
The Jenius Has Spoken.