The Governor was on the front page above the fold of the Journal today, and all over TV news broadcasts. It got big coverage since it was an easily accessible story requiring little effort. She is selling the state's small jet plane to a couple from Alaska who will use it to visit family. Yes, the Governor wants you to know that one couple from Alaska can now see the grandkids but New Mexico can't afford a jet plane to fly and meet with economic development prospects. Our mean Governor says she only needs to use the smaller prop planes cause they do just fine within the state. (This is true.)
What I want to see is the Governor stepping out of the state jet with the CEO of a major Company to announce 1000 new good paying jobs for New Mexicans. But that would be a positive thing and we know she is the Queen of Negative.
Actually, her administration has been doing a very poor job of working on economic development and job creation. The media just ignores it because doing a story like that is hard to dig out. Why is she not constantly on the road trying to do bring in some jobs? Of course it is hard in these times, but doesn't that mean you redouble your efforts?