Most state employees will go into sleep mode for the next couple of months. Most of the state's political appointees will do job searches. Nothing will get done as the Martinez transition gets underway. That is probably okay although I am sure a few lingering issues will be pushed by Governor Richardson. He will find a great reluctance on anyone's part to actually follow orders. It is just the way things are.
It would be naive to think that anything of great import can change in the next 53 days or so. Transitions manage to send tendrils out into every facet of government to watch things, mostly. In that time period most of the cabinet secretaries will be chosen, but that is about it. It is kind of like limbo, which I learned about in my catechism at Our Lady of Fatima. (I had always thought about the unbaptized babies who died and couldn't go to heaven as being pretty unjust.) Except in the case of state employees for the next few weeks it will be more like a vacation from stress.
I have been involved in more than a few transitions. It is a time of unrealistic goal setting and superfluous words.
It was time to raise the bar higher, or lower if you're doing limbo. Tre Cool