Thursday, January 07, 2010

Make No Mistake

Pete Domenici Jr. for Governor?  The Albuquerque Journal said today that he worked on environmental and natural resource issues as an Attorney.  But make no mistake about it.  He worked against good environmental policy and natural resource policy by representing the oil and gas and mining industries.  I can not think of a worse thing to do than to elect someone like him during these times.

You can think what you want about Bill Richardson, but as Governor he has been one of the most progressive leaders in the country on environmental issues.  It would be a complete 180 degree turn for New Mexico and the Intermountain west to elect someone like Domenici Jr. as Governor.  It would be a dream come true for the neocon extractive industries in our region.  He once invited a friend of mine to attend a dinner on climate change issues.  It turned out to be a pep rally of energy people on what a large hoax climate change was.

1 comment:

South Valley Girl said...

My landlord told me a story about Domenici - when he was first elected Senator, he used to come around to his "wealthier" constituents, including my landlord's son, who was an MD, and demand contributions. Always in cash. He thought $1,000 each was a good starting point.

No more Domenicis!