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duhneece Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-11 10:36 PM
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Great wrap-up of Rep Gov Martinez's failures
I thought this is a great summary so far of Martinez's failures. I just love it.

Scott Forrester

February 10, 2011
505- 934 -5681

(ALBUQUERQUE) - In just the past few weeks alone, Gov. Martinez's
missteps are creating a pattern of ineptitude that has become harder and
harder for New Mexicans to ignore.

"From Harrison Schmitt refusing to submit to a basic background check
and withdrawing his nomination to the increasing criticism of her
handling of a gas crisis that left thousands of people in the cold, New
Mexicans are starting to wonder just what kind of leadership they're
getting with this new governor," said DPNM Chairman Javier Gonzales.

In addition, Martinez just last week announced an education reform team
that included no New Mexicans, but plenty of Bush appointees and No
Child Left Behind devotees. And, she has yet to even scratch the surface
of New Mexico's most pressing issue - jobs - and has not put forward one
bill supporting job creation or workforce training.

"Tough times and crises are supposed to bring out the best in our
leaders," Gonzales said. "But in these early tests, New Mexicans have to
be wondering about our new governor's judgment and leadership."

Martinez tally of failure in just the past few weeks

* Harrison Schmitt flame out
* Poor handling of gas crisis, which left thousands of New
Mexicans in the cold, some for more than a week
* No New Mexicans named to her education-reform team
* Still not one comprehensive jobs bill proposed by administration
* Rebuffed by state Supreme Court for letting industry lobbyists
write an order that attempted to halt clean-water protections

"Democrats in the Legislature have their eyes on the ball. Holding
hearings to get to the bottom of the gas shortage, proposing
job-creation measures and fighting for the 12,000 jobs created by the
film industry -- it's clear Democrats are the ones driving an agenda on
the right side of New Mexico's working families," Gonzales said.


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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 02:23 AM
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1. My sister works for the Gov. in Santa Fe. Her impression is that Martinez currently knows nothing
about being a Gov. Her only area of expertize is DA type stuff. Big learning curve for this Gov. and the fact that she is an insane tea bagger will only make things worse.
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duhneece Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 09:37 AM
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2. Agreed
When her focus has been on punishing the 'bad people' (as she sees them), it's not going to be good for New Mexicans.
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 01:47 PM
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3. I just want to tell every single person who
voted for her that THIS is exactly what they voted for.
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