Politicians don’t believe it, but verbiage is their enemy. The more they say, the more skepticism they draw.

Former Republican Congresswoman Yvette Herrell and Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham are prime examples. They would rather pander at length than craft a succinct message aimed at unifying the country or improving the state.

Let’s start with Herrell. She carried water for Donald Trump after his defeat in 2020, voting against certifying the presidential elections in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Ringside Seat is an opinion column about people, politics and news. Contact Milan Simonich at msimonich@sfnewmexican.com or 505-986-3080.

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