Saturday, July 11, 2009

John Q. Public, apparently unimpressed by Denish plan.

It started with an op-ed piece by
NM Republican Party Chair,
Harvey Yates.

In his missive, Yates argued that
record does not include
standing up against the culture
of corruption, ever.

Denish responded, (presumably it was hers, the response came over the name of an underling, and not her own) with an op-ed of her own. She was unable to point to the time, the day, and the place where she did, indeed, stand up to the culture of corruption.

Denish upped the ante Thursday, when
she presented an ethics reform package
that would certainly cripple the culture
of corruption, if not end it altogether.

The plan is a good one. If there is a chink
in the armor, it would be Denish's claim
to have been working on the plan "for
months". Her ethics reform package is
not rocket science, none of them are, the
answer is transparent accountability
which is not a recent invention, and the
plan really shouldn't have taken hours to pen, much less months.

Never the less, her reform package does not seem to impress the great unwashed. Their voice is heard on the "backside". Being the great unwashed, they have no voice in the legacy media; the Journal, radio and tv. Their only forum is the opportunity to comment on blog posts, or to participate in public forums like KOB's Topix Forum, link.

Comments on forums like Topix, need to be taken with a grain of salt; it is hard to imagine less "scientific" polling than forum comments. That said, they seem to be less impressed by her reform package, than by the argument that she has no record of ever having taken an actual stand against the culture of corruption that she was/is so intimately connected to.

It would appear that John Q. Public still wants to hear some further explanation of her failure, heretofore, to stand on the record, and against the culture of corruption.

However much this hurts her electability, it is more than offset by the fact that the Republicans, even now, still have no plan on the table that would hold Republicans honestly accountable for their corruption and incompetence in public service.

photos Mark Bralley

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