Thursday, September 08, 2011


We were yammering over coffee this morning that it is possible that Governor Susanna Martinez is heading towards being a one term Governor.  When she has an ongoing fight with the state's  Archbishop and Bishops over this contrived wedge issue of drivers licenses for immigrants then she is losing support quickly in a key demographic group for her.  If it costs her just 3% then that is a real threat to her reelection effort.  I find it kind of weird and delightful that the Catholic hierarchy seems to be so adamant about this.  More than the anti-abortion issue in some ways.

It is hard to believe that the Journal tries to make a controversy out of putting up direction signs at the UNM Campus.  They went out of their way to make it seem like a waste of money when in fact it is really a public service for anyone  visiting the campus.  Signs are expensive if they have to endure our sunny days and cold nights.  Could it be the people who are against the signage, directing visitors to 300 plus structures on the campus, are ones who would rather see money used for their paychecks?  The head of the Graduate Students who are teaching assistants don't like it, the head of the undergraduates who are students does like it.

The Albuquerque City Council has lost a fight to the Mayor over asking for a Federal investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department.  It is all moot since the Feds will start looking over the APD anyway.  This kind of posturing on both sides is a total waste of time.

1 comment:

Ok, then said...

The Houston Chronicle online has a story on Martinez' heritage. Her grandparents were illegals. Link here: