Well, well---Mickey Mouth is at it again-- he is the town boob folks-- he believes his own bull poop. You ninny! Ha, Ha,--have a good one, Bro!<quoted text>
Santa Fe in this context was used as a generic term/place, somewhere where the criminal element tends to gather and meet. I'm well aware that criminals reside all over the state, not just SF, and that they have other means than face to face mtgs to carry on their business.
The point was that IMO Martinez will do more to curb the criminal activities of state employees/contracts/P2P and that general ilk than Denish will. Either Denish condones the behavior or she chooses to use selective ignorance and looks the other way pretending it doesn't exist. Her lack of action during 8 years of being tutored by King Bill leads me to that conclusion. Were she as trustworthy as she'd have one believe from her campaign ads, she'd have done something long ago.
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#21 Sep 16, 2010
#22 Sep 17, 2010
And how will she do that? All of the "deals" you mention are done by the SIC, and the GSD when they sell, purchase land, or build state infrastructure. She will have very little input on any of this becasue teh deals are DONE. The contracts are signed, the State is in it neck deep and there is n0o going back. The contractors have the upper hand becasue of how things have evolved over the last 50 years.
You seem to think her campaign rhetoric is gospel. A governor cant change laws that exist, they cant break contracts that are signed, and they cant wave a magic wand and make business shift gears overnight. These sweet deals are not "stand alone" items that a governor could have any influence in at all. The contractors, vendors and systems of doing business have evolved this way.
Even if Susana found a person with the experience and knowledge to unwrap the can of worms it would take many years. Most of these contracts are 20 year contracts with companies that have a complete monopoly on their offerings. It is super tough when we try to get a little fresh blood and a reasonable deal and find out that the crooks are the only game in town.
The only thing that Susana could REALLY acomplish is to NOT take the money and play the game. This is a step in the right direction but it still does not end corruption or change things one iota.
If you want to operate a government you need land, buildings, and sub contractors for a whole lot of things. Over teh years we have excluded all but the "pet" businesses and let the infrastructure deteriorate. We have become completely reliant on certain businesses that have no competition. THIS is where the money goes and not even GOD could change this in four years. Susana has zero chance of making a dent becasue she simply does not have any idea what makes it all tick.
She will be very busy just making the State operate to a minimum level. Without the organizational resources and leadership skill sshe is going to be WAY over her head in a pool full of alligators. If she intends to make trouble with the powers that be she is going to be surprised when she does not have leases to house employees or vendors to provide good sand services. She will either play the game or fail.
The good news for New Mexicans is that her rhetoric is just that. She will feed at the trough just like all the rest because she really has no other choice. She will create the illusion that she is making changes and if she pushes too hard someone will whittle her down to size. After all fighting corruption is NOT job one for a governor. It is not even the governor's job. She will either run the organization and be popular with the people, or spend her time fighting uphill losing battles on every front and fail.
I believe she will reduce corruption in the Govs office. But the root of corruption is simply not within the govs office, and corruption is not the reason that our government is failing. Outside of this area the Gov is nothing but a medium sized political force unless they engage in the gravy train. Only by playing the game are they powerful. So it is a "Catch 22" situation. Either drink the poison kool aid that makes you strong or remain weak an ineffective.
With Susanas lust for power and influence she will drown herself on that kool aid. She will be powerful and she will be corrupt to gain that power. She is simply not the caliber politician that could have any other option.
#24 Sep 17, 2010
Folks, this is going to be the most important mid-term election in many years. Please make sure you are informed on the issues and what the candidates views are, and make sure to VOTE!
"Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote." ...William E. Simon
VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!
#25 Sep 17, 2010
the repugs are putting up a lot of fringe candidates that couls slip in if we don't pay attention.
#26 Sep 19, 2010
I don't give a rat's patoot who corndogz votes for. I am however concerned for the indipendant thinkers. I hope they wait a while if they plan to vote for Martinez. I would hate for them to regret their vote after She shoots herself in the foot a few more times and the ugly truth surfaces.
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