Since we’re in both election season and Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s not unusual to hear elected officials or political candidates speaking at least a few words of tortured Spanish.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, however, showed just how good his Spanish was last night at a reception for the Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He spoke for at least two minutes in Spanish as he introduced the evening’s honorees, Port Chester activist Fabiola Montoya, Armando Rodriguez, Jr., president of the Yonkers-based A&A Maintenance and White Plains native and former New York Yankee Bernie Williams.
Spanish speakers might agree that Astorino’s skills are far superior to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s often painful Spanish. Astorino’s Spanish is even better than President George W. Bush’s, which was respectable.