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Indictments are a Distraction

By now you know that PRC Commissioner Jerome Block, Jr. has been indicted. How Jerome Block, Jr. ever got elected is still a mystery to me. Everything in this guy’s recent past seemed to indicate this outcome. But, I have to admit that I find this to be a sad statement on New Mexico’s tolerance of illegal behavior among elected officials:

PRC chairman Sandy Jones said it was too early to say whether Block should consider resigning or recusing himself from votes on the commission. Jones said Block had “hit the ground running” and shown commitment to the job since taking office Jan. 1.

“I’m confident right now he’s doing what he needs to do,” said Jones, even as he acknowledged that the indictments were a distraction.

Only in New Mexico politics could an indictment be considered nothing more than a “distraction.”