In this article, one Democrat from the Four Corners does a heck of a job of summing up the Governor’s accomplishments:
Gordon Glass, Democratic Party Chair for San Juan County, said he felt Richardson’s legacy would be a positive one.
“This is a person who has built around him a highly skilled staff,” Glass said.
He added Richardson’s national and international profile has helped raise the awareness of New Mexico as a political player.
“That’s put New Mexico on the map. I think it’s been nothing but positive that he’s a national figure and an international figure,” Glass said.
Yup, that about sums it up. The Governor has added staff, and spent most of his time on PR. Gotta love the Democratic system of success metrics. Education continues to slide, government spending is out of control, and we have just as many people living in poverty. But hey, isn’t it wonderful that our Governor is “a national figure and an international figure?”