Ricardo Sanchez: The TM Interview
Three years ago I interviewed the apparent 2012 Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate — then a retired lieutenant general hawking a memoir — for Texas Monthly. You can read the nearly 2,700-word Q&A here.
Yes, TM, as in Texas Monthly, for whom I interviewed the apparent 2012 Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate some three years ago, when I was still editor of the venerable magazine. At the time, the retired lieutenant general had just published a memoir, Wiser in Battle, recounting the high points of his 33-year career in the Army — including a stint commanding coalition ground forces in Iraq.
There was no indication that a political future was in the offing for Sanchez, who was born in Rio Grande City, graduated from Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M-Kingsville) and now lives in San Antonio. But soldiers enlist, right? Or are drafted. In any case, this nearly 2,700-word Q&A, which deals expressly with his time in the service, provides the chattering class with a window into the largely unknown 60-year-old's character and values.
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