Attorney General Gary King is tight lipped about the names of those who are working on his campaign staff. Twice, at least, they have flatly refused to identify even one.
King penned a post of his own on Heath Haussamen's site; link, where on, I asked him to identify his campaign staff.
No response; either King doesn't know the question is there (he "doesn't read blogs" and knows no one who does, and who will tell him he has been called out) or, he doesn't want to answer. He doesn't want to tell the truth, or tell a lie; any answer would have to be one or the other - assuming of course that he knows the answer.
I finally have confirmation that Phil "the bean" Sisneros is in fact on King's re-election team. According to an email sent out September 10, 2010, Sisneros lists himself as "media relations". No other members of the re-election team are identified.
People, cynics perhaps, will immediately wonder about the separation of Sisneros campaign duties and the work he does during the day for taxpayers whose servant he is.
I have a history with Sisneros; I have found him generally less than co-operative in his responses to "inconvenient" questions.
At least two people have alleged that Sisneros is in deed, working on the campaign on the taxpayers' dime. Both allegations were anonymous and carry that caveat; they should be taken with a grain of salt, wikilink.
Never the less, the appearance of a conflict of interest and impropriety exists, and a question or two is legitimate.
On King's Haussamen post, more than a week ago, I asked the legitimate question straight out;
Would you give us your word that, none of those who work in your State Office have worked on your campaign on the taxpayer’s dime?Still no response.
So yesterday, I asked Sisneros straight out, to confirm or deny rumors that he has been working on King's campaign from his office desk;
Mr Sisneros,He has apparently, chosen to not respond.
I am looking for a candid, forthright and honest answer to following question;
Have you worked on AG King's re-election campaign during any time you were also being paid as his Public Information Officer?
I say, apparently, because I cannot prove he reads his email. Just like I can't prove either of them reads comments on a post they wrote.
So the doubt remains.
And the cynics have more reason than before to believe that Sisneros has not respected the boundaries between his service to King and his service to the people of New Mexico, and that
a cover up is underway.
photo Mark Bralley