We were at breakfast this morning and my friend Rodger wondered aloud when New Mexico's Presidential Primary election would be held. Last time around it got moved up when Bill Richardson was running in the Primary. It was thought an earlier primary would give him a leg up in the race. It turned out to have no impact whatsoever. I asked my magic new iPhone when the state would hold its primary. Sure enough it is next June. That was a one time deal for the Governor.
The media is now talking about Richardson again. He bought a summer home in Cape Cod for $1.5 million. It seems to me the story was built around the price of the house. Not so much the location. And the media is giddy with talking about an alleged affair the Governor had that ended up with $250,000 in hush money being paid to the woman. It seems the crime here was that the Governor's supporters raised the money for him which the US Attorney thinks is a crime. I think it would be if campaign funds were used but apparently it was not done through the campaign. Is this a crime? Or is it another attempt to indict Richardson no matter how silly the attempt? We will find out soon enough I guess.