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Stirring Empty Pots

I love blogging. I also really enjoy reading other people’s blogs. I especially enjoy reading other New Mexico political blogs. However, I do have a pet peeve. Namely, bloggers who shamelessly post outright lies. For example…

In a Thursday post, Mr. Joe Monahan claims an exclusive on news that was mass emailed on Monday, and I reiterated on Wednesday. Tsk, tsk. Your readers deserve better than that Joe. I expect the lack of a nod from the Mainstream Media, but we bloggers are supposed to have a code of ethics.

To make matters worse, in the same post Joe dusts off all of the grand conspiracy within the Republican Party ranks nonsense . Since my name is mentioned, I feel obliged to clear this up right now. You see, when I decided to run for office, I did just that. I decided to run for office. I didn’t get recruited. What I did was actively seek the advice and support of every Republican I knew (Disclosure: including Karin Foster – she lives in my district), because that’s what you do if you want to run for office.

Representative Kathy McCoy did the same, and she did it better than me and won. Although my priorities during this last legislative session would have been different than some of hers, she did a good job, and I imagine she will serve the people of House District 22 well for a number of years. (As long as I’m giving my Representative a positive nod, I should point out that the picture of Gary King that Joe posted does not do Rep. McCoy justice.)

So, this all just makes you have to wonder about the motives of Mr. Monahan. For the record, I’ve met Joe, and I like Joe. He even gave this blog a boost when I first launched it by mentioning it on his blog, but all the same… Joe you need to stop playing that tired old tune.

Now, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that Joe was not alone in chasing windmills. Frankly, I found it hard to believe a Representative who is smart enough to introduce my favorite piece of legislation in this past session would join in this chorus.

Let’s be real. HD 22 is a strong Republican district that is not going to elect a Democrat for the foreseeable future. That means at some point, you are going to have two or more Republicans running in a primary. If you didn’t, there wouldn’t be much point in having a Democracy.