A left-leaning, San Francisco-based magazine set the New Mexico political world ablaze Wednesday with a scathing cover story on Gov. Susana Martinez that publicized audio clips of Martinez and her campaign staff talking frankly, and sometimes profanely, about Democrats.
The Mother Jones article — headlined “Is New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez the next Sarah Palin?” — contends that despite her reputation and public persona, “In private, Martinez can be nasty, juvenile, and vindictive. She appears ignorant about basic policy issues and has surrounded herself with a clique of advisers who are prone to a foxhole mentality.”