The released tapes of our governor’s private conversations are no surprise to me. It is a surprise, however, that the official response insists the remarks were private and never intended to become public. Does keeping racial and demeaning comments “inside the family” make them somehow more acceptable?
It annoys me that the response to every criticism of our governor includes something about how she helps “the children of New Mexico.” Her few good cases show more savvy talking points than they show genuine compassion. I personally observed that last summer, when Gov. Susana Martinez flew in via helicopter to address evacuees and victims of the Tres Lagunas Fire in the Pecos Wilderness.
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