Thursday, November 04, 2010

Some Advice

Congratulations again to Susana Martinez on her election.  Now the real world starts interfering.  I have a few points of advice for her as she starts her transition.
  • 1. Ask former Governor Garrey Carruthers to be your transition chief.  He  understands bi-partisanship.
  • 2. The transition will mark your style of governance.  You better think carefully and work long hours on it.
  • 3. Ask people to serve who know how government works.  Not people who hate government.
  • 4. Don't be afraid to keep some people from the Richardson administration.  Some are quite talented despite what your Lt. Governor has said during the campaign.
  • 5. Don't hire anyone that thinks the world was created 6000 years ago by a guy with a white beard who lives in the clouds.
  • 6. Many democrats voted for you.  Don't forget that.
  • 7. The Rail Runner is a good thing.  Don't mess with it.
  • 8. Do not let the oil and gas industry run the Environment Department.
  • 9. Do not let the oil and gas industry run the Energy and Natural Resources Department.
  • 10.  Don't mess with the politics of the Legislature.  That is not your job
When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway. Erma Bombeck 

1 comment:

Rodney said...

8a. Don't believe the oil and gas drillers when they say they'll pack-up and move out of state over the "pit rules". EVERY OTHER STATE has such rules in place already, especially Texas.