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Brainless Politicians

I’ve been taking it easy on the blogging this week, but this is just too good to pass up. A couple of days ago the Albuquerque Tribune published the following:

Newly elected Secretary of State Mary Herrera, who takes office Jan. 1, says her predecessor is leaving her with a $225,000 operating deficit.

Outgoing Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron says that’s nonsense. She’s leaving a surplus, she says, and if Herrera “had any brains in her head,” she’d know that.

Then in today’s Albuquerque Journal, I read this (subscription):

Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron wants an additional $3 million to help pay for last month’s election, including a “surprise” bill for more than $700,000 from the Nebraska firm that sold New Mexico its fleet of new voting machines.

Now who doesn’t have “any brains in her head?” How the heck does the state receive a “surprise” bill for anything? Don’t we have a procurement process in this state? Here, I thought we could finish the year without a scandal, but leave it to the Democrats to go out in style.