Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Other Guys

It is not like we have no democrats left in this country in power.  The US House went republican, but the Senate and White House are still strongly democratic.  In New Mexico, we have a republican governor in the ascension of "oh Susana", but the legislature is democratic and most of the other executive elected officials are democrat.  But you would never know it.  Will any of them ever do anything in the way of positively reforming their offices and the state as a whole.  Will they even let the public know they exist in their state government office buildings.

Attorney General Gary King, Land Commissioner Ray Powell, and Treasurer James Lewis are all good, honest and decent people.  But I have become convinced none of them will break out as great elected officials because they all were nurtured in the era of politics that insisted on a 'don't rock the boat' philosophy.  It is a shame because we could really use them all working hard against the hateful and negative policies of the new governor's political masters.  How about a little public push back from some folks?  It would be healthy.  Maybe Ray Powell could at least push back against the anti environmental policies of the new governor.  Maybe Gary King could beef up his folks who look into conflict of interests in  the oil and gas industry and the new administration.  Maybe James Lewis could ring the fire alarm when financial questions need answers.  Come on you guys....we need you to show some guts!

Also, the media has not said a word about who our democratic elected officials  have brought into their offices as exempt employees.  Did Ray Powell hold over any Lyons people?  Who knows because there has been no news releases or media inquiries about it.  The same for the AG and Treasurer.

P.S.   Well, in order to keep peace in my home we are now taking the Albuquerque Journal again.  Under my loving wife's name.  She missed the inserts and early morning ink on  her hands.   We lasted a whole four weeks with out that rag.  But it is nice to have Leslie Lithicum on the kitchen table over coffee again.


Anonymous said...

There is nothing like the newspaper and coffee first thing in the morning.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're taking the paper again. I missed your comments, which are very more interesting and amusing!

Bubba Muntzer said...

Sounds like a strategy to me.

As far as that ra... I mean paper. Yea, someone in your position can't really afford to miss anything. Besides, I think the Journal got the message.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Four weeks. What a rag.