Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Irony Yet Again

It is ironic that former State Land Commissioner Pat Lyons is calling for his fellow member Jerome Block Jr. of the Public Regulatory Commission to resign after more allegations of corruption and misuse of state funds.  Remember that Junior's dad worked for Lyons during the heyday of sweet heart deals at the Land Office.  Well, what will Senior now have to say about the goings on at the Land Office during Lyons administration?  I can't wait to find out.

In the meantime it is time for the Legislature to start a constitutional amendment process to rid the state of this mostly useless elected Commission.  I predicted this mess back when this Commission was created and in fact the quality of many of the candidates elected speaks for itself.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Since Block is technically innocent until proven guilty, it is wrong for Lyons to carry Governor Martinez agenda to remove him. After all, Lyons is being investigated for the White Peak land swap, his involvement in the land swap for the chicken manure dump scandal in Las Cruces, his land deals with Phiipou, and so on. He was also accused, but never considered stepping down.
Of course Attorney General Gary King has started all these investigations, none of which has gone anywhere. One has to wonder if King is soft-pedaling due to the many years his cousin Jerry King worked for Lyons, and what he did there on land leases.