The Albuquerque Journal actually did the story this morning on the Governor's political team having the Public Education Department gather names of thousands of employees and non unionized teachers for a Political Action Committee. I deep down knew that the real journalists at the paper could not ignore this one. It was page one news today, but below the fold.
The sad loss of property in the Ruidoso area from the wildfires is unstoppable. When you build a home in the forest it will eventually burn. It is just something that will happen because that is the way nature does long term restoration. It doesn't make it easier on the property owners, but they should expect it. And now Congressman Steve Pearce, who hates government, is trying to blame the fire fighters for a slow response. He should go attend some basic science classes about how the only thing that can stop one of these fires is the weather and some luck. But of course he is a republican and they don't really believe in science.