Despite what many may think, it is not easy being in the limelight.
Ask Gilbert Otero. And by that we mean ask Gilbert Otero, the district attorney, not Gilbert Otero (no relation), the local singer.
Gilbert G. Otero, the DA, is a big target in many ways. He is in a position of tremendous power, he has many demands and he isn't exactly shy. So he takes his fair share of shots, and, frankly, we think some are deserved. He might even admit that.
He didn't deserve the shots he took recently from a letter-writer to this newspaper. The writer, who identified himself as Benjamin Reyes, a writer for the New York Times, said he had come across this newspaper online and had seen that we had run a small item stating Jennifer Otero had made the honor roll at her university. This, Reyes wrote, was an obvious case by this newspaper of "brown-nosing" Gilbert Otero, who was listed as Jennifer's father and is, according to his research, the local DA.