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Mayor Shows His Softer Side

Sunday’s Albuquerque Journal had a rather lengthy story about the pandemonium that was unleashed at the city’s second annual Bunnies and Balloons Egg Hunt at Balloon Fiesta Park. Apparently, there was mass confusion with small children separated from their parents and many of the youngest participants leaving the hunt empty handed.

What was the Mayor’s response to all of this:

Mayor Martin Chávez was philosophical.

“Some of the kids didn’t get eggs, but that’s a life lesson,” he said.

Six-year-old Madison Marino said she was scared. “I thought I wouldn’t find my daddy,” she said, wide-eyed.

Yeah Marty, I’m sure that is exactly what they needed was another life lesson. These little kids whose families dragged them out at 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning to get a chance at a plastic egg filled with candy must be truly spoiled. I’m sure they have the best of everything in life. Good thing the city taught them this much needed lesson.