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All The King’s Men

Sean Penn’s remake of All The King’s Men has brought a lot of new visitors to this blog through various search engines. Why is that you wonder? Well, it has to do with this little post I wrote in January 2005.

Oh, and I’m not the only one who has noticed this similarity. Consider this from Albuquerque Tribune columnist, Gene Grant:

The governor’s campaign people have walked across a not-so-fine line with claims of disservice to voters if Dendahl is allowed an hour on live on TV. That position should give voters in this state a long and deep pause. I don’t care what side of the aisle you sit on.

I don’t need my sensibilities protected, thank you. This is an amazing slap in the face.

Shrouding the excuse under the insulting and ridiculous reasoning that Dendahl would not be able to have a “positive sharing of ideas,” is pure code. It exposes a culture that says our ideas are the only ideas and we don’t need nor want anyone to question them for any reason.

That isn’t democracy. It isn’t even good politicking. This is Huey Long behavior, pure and simple.

Are we really going to send Bill Richardson a message on Election Day that New Mexico is ok with his Huey Long behavior?