The Albuquerque Journal has an article today (subscription) about a new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) ad that shows the DCCC is out of touch with the New Mexico landscape in more ways than one. First you’ve got this faux pa:
Their high-dollar ad in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District features dozens of saguaro cactuses, which don’t grow in New Mexico and have long been a thorn in the side of New Mexico purists who know better.
And if that weren’t bad enough, the ad is about:
The DCCC ad, which was not paid for or prepared by the Madrid camp, says Wilson last year voted for a Bush-backed energy bill that contains billions in tax breaks for energy companies.
Now, I’ve written before about how ridiculous it is for the Democrats to criticize Wilson’s support of this bill, but let me add another interesting nugget of information. The bill in question was supported by every member of the New Mexico Congressional delegation.
That’s worth repeating, every member of the NM delegation voted for it – including the ultra-liberal Mr. Udall. So, I don’t understand how the Madrid campaign, or the DCCC can continue to try and make this an issue.
Now to change gears…
I hope you’ll tune into KNME’s The Line tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. We’ll be showing excerpts from my bootleg videotape of the Wilson/Madrid debate and analyzing it. If you miss the 7:00 p.m. showing, you can catch it at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. You’ll also be able to catch me on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. on KOBTV’s Eye on New Mexico discussing the streaming version of the debate. Make sure to email this post out to your family and friends to encourage them to tune in.