The last Governor we had got New Mexico good publicity in the New York Times for what is great about our Land of Enchantment. The current Governor got us on the front page of the New York Times today for being xenophobic. That whole drivers license thing for undocumented workers. Those are the people who built your house and are working on replacing your roof. You know Susana Martinez and her rightwing political consultants must feel like they have scored a coup. Of course this kind of story does none of us any good. Does this bring jobs? Does this fight poverty? No, it just makes us look a little like the nut cases in Arizona.
I had to chuckle at the last few days of letters to the editor in the Journal. Yesterday someone attacked an oped contributor because he had a government pension from years as a faculty member and social security. His total income was $60K a year. We have come to a point where being a former public servant at all would qualify you for concentration camps in some Tea Party member's minds.
There was a group of letters today that attack the Catholic Bishops for siding with those undocumented workers with drivers licenses. They use that church/state separation thing. The right wing authors won't say much though when those same Bishops attack pols for being pro-choice.
Life goes on and double standards endure.