Monday, February 17, 2014


It is really phenomenal that Mayor Berry quick drew his gun and hired a new police chief for Albuquerque's Police department in such a short period of time.  I certainly think that his action will hobble his new pick because so few people know who he is and what he stands for.  This likely will cripple his ability to remake the department, if that is what he wants to do.  His three priorities that he listed upon his selection were muffled.  For example, what does it mean that the APD leadership is airtight?  I have no clue.  But it  is over all good that he brought someone in from the outside, even if we know little about him other than he has been a republican functionary for a long time.  Hopefully, that doesn't mean he is unable to carry out his job in a non partisan way.

As I mentioned some time ago, Archbishop Sheehan will tender his resignation in July and the Pope can decide whether or not to accept it in a timely manner.  I hope he does accept it and then can appoint a new leader that is a product of the Pope's own vision.  Like having a man lead this diverse Archdiocese of Santa Fe who under stands it is 2014 and not 1814.

1 comment:

Bubba Muntzer said...

It's uncanny how one day you advise the mayor to take his time naming a police chief and the next day he suddenly makes a snap decision.

Maybe if you advised him to carefully consider his career choices for when he's done being mayor he'd panic and resign to take a job as a greeter at Wal Mart.