Rep. Barney Frank is ending a decades long career in the House. He was a champion of fiscal responsibility and gay rights. He essentially said he was sick of the no compromise attitude that consumed the House. I have always said that the one person most responsible for this mess was Newt Gingrich. Frank said the same thing and singled him out as the main cause of the hateful atmosphere in DC. And now the republicans have switched their allegiance to Gingrich in the latest GOP primary poll. At least for this week.
Now the GOP and the Governor are New Mexico is starting a destructive approach in the current reapportionment lawsuits they have filed. They want a list of all communications between Democrats and Brian Sanderoff who was hired by the Legislative Council to work on designing new legislative and congressional districts. He has carried out this task for almost thirty years with absolutely no indication of any favoritism. They are doing nothing but trying to defame a respected Sanderoff and painting conspiracies where there are none. What if they find more communications from email savvy republicans? That would be funny. The Governor is nothing more than another Gingrich.
Albuquerque Journal Columnist Wynn Quigley wrote a good technical analysis this morning about energy subsidies and taxation. His point I believe was that subsidies for renewable energy systems was really no different that oil and gas subsidies. He said the economics favored oil and gas. He is probably correct to a certain point, but he leaves out the most important issue. That would be the fact that fossil fuels are killing our planet and the continued use of them are disastrous. That makes the economic issues the least of our worries.