Sunday, January 16, 2011

Goose and Gander

'Oh Susana', our new Governor, said when she appointed two new legislators down south that she didn't consider others who were recently voted out because they had been rejected by the voters.  Okay, there is nothing wrong with that.   However, does that dogma only apply in certain cases?  Maybe so.

Lets see.  Let me count the ways.

  1. Heather Wilson is appointed head of the transition after being rejected by republican voters in her US Senate primary election.
  2. John Barela is appointed head of the Economic Development Department after being rejected by general election voters in his congressional race against Martin Heinrich.
  3. Demesia Padilla is appointed head of the Department of Taxation and Revenue after being rejected by voters for the position of State Treasurer four years ago.
  4. Brian Moore was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff for the Governor's Office after being rejected by the voters in the republican primary for Lt. Governor
  5. Harrison Schmitt was appointed head of the Energy and Natural Resources after being rejected by voters some years ago in his bid for re-election to the US Senate.
Now having said that it doesn't mean they are 'damaged goods'. Not at all. (Well maybe Harrison is after reading his blog.)  I respect them for jumping into the cauldron of elective politics.  They can do their jobs.  It does indicate, as I have said many times before, that the republican bench is pretty shallow.

Oh, I should mention that after I lost my Mayoral re-election in 2001 that I was hired as State Natural Resource Trustee by Governor Richardson.  I guess I wasn't damaged goods either.

P.S.  I have some good friends who were at the inaugural and they echoed what I have heard so much.  That 'Oh Susana' is very gracious with everyone she meets and seems genuinely to embrace them.  Some how that is not matching her TV appearances where she seems angry and negative about everything and can't get out of campaign mode.  She should stop listening to her campaign managers who she hired into her office and start listening to other less combative and non partisan advisors.


Bubba Muntzer said...

I read this LA Times article where it says she used to be a Democrat and some Republicans down there invited her and her husband to lunch and she switched parties right then and there. It must be that food influences her. Perhaps we can get some concessions if we dangle a chicken leg in front of her.

Bubba Muntzer said...

I just noticed I copied the address to page two of the LA Times article, where it talks about how she makes important political decisions. If you want to read the whole article, including where it talks about a plan of mine that would have combined some government services, that she has unfortunately already distanced herself from, to save money on the coming executions by tying people to the Rail Runner tracks, start here.