Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Does Governor Bill Richardson want to end the culture of corruption?

He can put anything he wants to, on the "call" for the special session. He could, if he wanted to, say; we owe it to the people of New Mexico to end the culture of corruption in state government.

He could, if he wanted to, make ending the culture of corruption, the next order of business.

If transparent accountability to meaningful standards of conduct and competence were the only issue on the table, politicians would be compelled to pick a side; for or against.

If their position is, against, their position is indefensible.
The only defense of an indefensible position is to hide it;
among tens or hundreds of other pieces of legislation, that
provide the hiding places they so desperately need.

It allows people like
Senator Linda Lopez,

a likely running mate with
Diane Denish, to say things like;

Gee, we were so busy that we just
couldn't get around to creating
an ethics commission.

Ending the culture of corruption is not really of question of how, it is a question of, will?

And, it's Bill Richardson's "call".

photos Mark Bralley

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