Richardson denies allegations of judi...

Richardson denies allegations of judicial bribery

There are 14 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from May 18, 2011, titled Richardson denies allegations of judicial bribery. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson denies campaign contributions ever played a role in his selection of judges.

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Since: Oct 08

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#1 May 18, 2011
why would anyone believe fat bill he is a politician and everything they say is a lie.
cit

Santa Fe, NM

#2 May 18, 2011
of course he denies all his shady deals.
Tour de Force

United States

#3 May 18, 2011
The judge said, "If you want on the bench, make a contribution to the democratic party."
The whole democratic party in New Mexico is corupt. To get rid of the good ol' boy network, vote all Republican in 2012.
TempNewMexican

United States

#4 May 18, 2011
Would one think he would admit it. He is a crook. Liar and a theif.
Ex El Paso res

Las Cruces, NM

#5 May 18, 2011
FOR SALE:

State of New Mexico high paying do nothing jobs.

Very good deal. Big pay, fantastic benefits and all the goodies you can get by leveraging you influence. For some positions you do not even have to report to work.

For only $4000 you too can have a $80,000 to $120,000 a year do nothing job.

To apply put your $4000 in small unmarked bills in a plain white envelope and write Bill Richardson's re-election fund on the front and stick behind the water tank on the handicap toilet in the men's restroom at Home Town Buffet in Santa Fe.

Unfortunately this "contribution" is not tax deductable.
Judas

Las Cruces, NM

#6 May 18, 2011
Hey, who deleted my comment?

Palomino and Riedel both donated $$ to Martinez's campaign. Can you say quid pro quo? The bar was just set a lot lower than $4000.
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#7 May 18, 2011
The same "pay to play" corruption, and patronage jobs have taken place in places like Chicago for literal decades.

Multi page Lists as long as your arm, with people trying to get a city job. You move to the head of the class with backing-connections, influence, grease jobs under the table.

But when political parties change hands (like in this case), that's when the problems set in.

Big Bill better hope he's made of Teflon like old Ritchie Daley, that a paper trail doesn't lead back to him.

Even so, Bill no doubt has some influencial friends in very high places, and will get him off the hook.

Since: May 11

Gallup, NM

#8 May 18, 2011
Bill is going down. Why did he not want that position in the current Obamer administration? And the liberal press went YAWN!. Go about your business no story here. IT's gonna come out now Bill. You are ES-Screwed.

Since: May 11

Gallup, NM

#9 May 18, 2011
Chicago Style. It ain't pizza either!
desert biker

Chickasha, OK

#10 May 18, 2011
If their lips are moving they are lying
Pay to play

Brighton, MI

#11 May 18, 2011
Tour de Force wrote:
The judge said, "If you want on the bench, make a contribution to the democratic party."
The whole democratic party in New Mexico is corupt. To get rid of the good ol' boy network, vote all Republican in 2012.
Who do you think Martinez works for? Who was the biggest contributor to the Martinez campaign? Why is Martinez trying to repeal all of the environmental restrictions placed on oil and gas drilling? Why did she veto green-job initiative bills? Why did she veto the bill passed unanimously by the house and senate, that creates a panel to examine the benefit of all tax credits? She vetoed another bill, passed unanimously, that allowed universities to issue bonds for renewable energy improvements, creating jobs and saving money. She pocket-vetoed this initiative, with her staff saying she did not support renewable energy. Why??? Is it because she's been paid off by big oil, coal, and gas corporations? Pay to play is still very much alive in New Mexico thanks to Susana and her big oil puppet-masters.
Pay to play

Brighton, MI

#12 May 18, 2011
Judas wrote:
Hey, who deleted my comment?
Palomino and Riedel both donated $$ to Martinez's campaign. Can you say quid pro quo? The bar was just set a lot lower than $4000.
What about the current D.A., Amy Orlando? How much did she contribute to the Martinez campaign?
JSwift

Albuquerque, NM

#14 May 18, 2011
I am grateful that Big Bill served as our governor - he did the state SOME good, unlike the previous governor, who, from where I sit, spent most of his time & energy trying to legalize marijuana, biking & river rafting - it is easy to criticize, but most politicians have to give and take - Martinez, well, I doubt she will have better luck, but I am sure she will face critics and folks who want to torpedo whatever endeavors she attempts - first we elect 'em, then we do our best to hang 'em...
Tour de Force

Albuquerque, NM

#16 May 18, 2011
Pay to play wrote, "Who do you think Martinez works for? Who was the biggest contributor to the Martinez campaign? Why is Martinez trying to repeal all of the environmental restrictions placed on oil and gas drilling? Why did she veto green-job initiative bills? Why did she veto the bill passed unanimously by the house and senate, that creates a panel to examine the benefit of all tax credits? She vetoed another bill, passed unanimously, that allowed universities to issue bonds for renewable energy improvements, creating jobs and saving money. She pocket-vetoed this initiative, with her staff saying she did not support renewable energy. Why??? Is it because she's been paid off by big oil, coal, and gas corporations? Pay to play is still very much alive in New Mexico thanks to Susana and her big oil puppet-masters."

It's true what you said about Martinez being against cap and trade because it's a job killer. However, every thing else you said was just pulled out of your butt with nothing to substantiate it.

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