Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Making Congress Look Good

The new Mayor of Clovis, NM is an anti Obama birther wing nut.  The new Mayor of Sunland Park, NM is currently in jail and trying to make bail after trying to blackmail his opponent.  Both these characters were elected by voters in their communities whose only motivation had to be an effort to make the U.S. Congress look good.  Those voters are all certainly within their rights to elect whomever they want.  But it all looks pretty lame to me.

Can you imagine the new Mayor of Clovis representing his region in a fight to keep Canon Air Force Base open during the next round of base closing initiatives?  What would he say in his interactions?  Maybe he could repeat his assertions that the Commander in Chief is the "greatest evil ever known to mankind."  All I can say is that the Mayors of Albuquerque and Alamogordo, where there are other major military installations would urge him to be very vocal in his meetings with the base closure commissions.

All this happens in the background of the nightmare known as the Republican Presidential Primary.  Intellectual republicans, if there are any left, must feel they are in the seventh level of hell.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more.

Not a smart move for the mayor of a town nearly 100% dependent on a local air force base that has been regularly been eyed for closure in the past.