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Richardson to deliver college lecture on politics

There are 9 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Aug 17, 2011, titled Richardson to deliver college lecture on politics. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is on the lecture circuit and will speak to a college in New York state next month about the nation's political landscape.

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#1 Aug 17, 2011
Is he going to admit what a carpetbagger scumbag he is and how he stuck every New Mexican in the eye with a sharp stick over and over during his 8 year reign of terror along with mental rape, or will he continue in his sanctimonious arrogant pompous ass mode as usual - complete with all three chins?

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#2 Aug 17, 2011
He's gonna teach an entirely new generation how to fleece the system.
Yay!
justme

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Aug 17, 2011
well, the only thing richardson knows about politics is "lie,lie,lie"!!!
non-resident trapper

Gonzales, LA

#4 Aug 17, 2011
Nothing in this world is perfect.Bill Richardson was such a pitiful Governor New Mexico elected a Republican woman Governor,unheard of.George W. Bush was such a joke,the United States elected a black man President,historic.Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.Sometimes seemingly impossible things happen because our apathy on certain levels allow or facilitate these quirks of fate.It,sooner or later,just becomes a necessary event to take us from one point in history to our next destination as the present becomes both our future and our past.

“Eat me. I'm a Danish.”

Since: Dec 10

Las Cruces, New Mexico

#5 Aug 17, 2011
Cary L Nickel wrote:
He's gonna teach an entirely new generation how to fleece the system.
Yay!
EXACTLY! That is what American politics has become. Bill Richardson is a consumate artist at doing it and getting by with it. He is the Grand Master of dirty politicians. Any school that excels in politics would be blessed to have Guierrmo El Gordo speak on the subject!

It is such a shame that this country almost EXPECTS a politician to be crooked and sponging. Especially here in New Mexico. It is almost classic to have the worst slime in office.

Look at Block. What a comedy. The people voted him in while he was under indictment! Just becasue they were going to the polls and pulling an all Democratic ticket because that was the easiest way to Obamanos. Now he wont step down. But in New Mexico that works!

“Eat me. I'm a Danish.”

Since: Dec 10

Las Cruces, New Mexico

#6 Aug 17, 2011
CornDogz wrote:
Is he going to admit what a carpetbagger scumbag he is and how he stuck every New Mexican in the eye with a sharp stick over and over during his 8 year reign of terror along with mental rape, or will he continue in his sanctimonious arrogant pompous ass mode as usual - complete with all three chins?
I think it will be the pompous ass with three chins option. It seems like the better strategy and we all know he is a good strategist!

Since: May 10

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#7 Aug 17, 2011
Sol Rebl wrote:
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EXACTLY! That is what American politics has become. Bill Richardson is a consumate artist at doing it and getting by with it. He is the Grand Master of dirty politicians. Any school that excels in politics would be blessed to have Guierrmo El Gordo speak on the subject!
It is such a shame that this country almost EXPECTS a politician to be crooked and sponging. Especially here in New Mexico. It is almost classic to have the worst slime in office.
Look at Block. What a comedy. The people voted him in while he was under indictment! Just becasue they were going to the polls and pulling an all Democratic ticket because that was the easiest way to Obamanos. Now he wont step down. But in New Mexico that works!
Wanna see a real political soap opera? Check out the history of Edwin Edwards, the former several-term governor of Louisiana. He served through most of the 1970's, ran again and won a term in the 1980's, and ran yet again and won a term in the 1990's. He once won the governorship against David Duke, using the un-official campaign slogan "Vote for the crook, it's important."

After being convicted of racketeering and going to prison after his last gubernatorial term, Edwards just got released this year, and his supporters have been petitioning President Obama for a pardon, so Edwards can run for Louisiana Governor yet again!

Edwards last term ended right around the time I moved to Louisiana in the late 1990's, but man, his legacy was quite a lesson in Louisiana politics.
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Prairieville, LA

#8 Aug 18, 2011
Edwin Edwards did more for the state of Louisiana than any Governor since Huey Long.Yes, money changed hands and deals were done,but the people and the state saw progress at the same time.The minorities in Louisiana especially were lifted by his policies and he was a champion of the Cajuns also.The Federal government tried for years to indict him,they finally got him on lies and hearsay,how ironic.The man did many things to help many individual common people,who would have had no other recourse.The Edwin Edwards you now see is a far cry from the politician,who was first elected Governor of Louisiana.He is an intelligent,compassionate humanitarian,who only wants to live his life out as a decent human being.

Since: May 10

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#9 Aug 18, 2011
non-resident trapper wrote:
Edwin Edwards did more for the state of Louisiana than any Governor since Huey Long.Yes, money changed hands and deals were done,but the people and the state saw progress at the same time.The minorities in Louisiana especially were lifted by his policies and he was a champion of the Cajuns also.The Federal government tried for years to indict him,they finally got him on lies and hearsay,how ironic.The man did many things to help many individual common people,who would have had no other recourse.The Edwin Edwards you now see is a far cry from the politician,who was first elected Governor of Louisiana.He is an intelligent,compassionate humanitarian,who only wants to live his life out as a decent human being.
And therein lies the reason Edwards could very well get elected yet again, if allowed to run.

I personally have no problem with Edwards. If the people of Louisiana want him as governor, that is the people of Louisiana's business. However, I wouldn't hold him up as a champion of how honest political systems operate. The Louisiana political system has always been basically a group of interdependent fiefdoms linked by a common language and geographic location. Family ties run deep. I haven't lived there for over a decade now..is the Connick family still well entrenched in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes? Harry Connick Jr's cousin personally came into my office to campaign for Paul Connick. I was there when Mary Landrieu stole the senatorial election from Woody Jenkins (I met Jenkins on several occasions). I asked people daily for a month if they voted for Landrieu or Jenkins, and could only find about one in ten who chose Landrieu..yet somehow Landrieu won...and of course the Landrieu family has been well reprented in Louisiana politics for decades. And I was there when Robert Namer got into hot water for walking around the Capitol building with a loaded firearm, flashing the badge declaring him to be a "Special Advisor to the Governor" given to him by then Governor Mike Foster, as his reasoning.

Yes. Louisiana is like a whole other country when it comes to politics, and political power.

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