I pointed out in a recent post that the news media has noticed that Patricia Madrid has been a bit truth challenged in her advertising. Now it seems she is having the same problem with her blog. Consider this post:
The Albuquerque Fire Department is not happy with Heather Wilson. Albuquerque Tribune:
Fire Chief Robert Ortega on Tuesday called on U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson to stop running a TV ad starring uniformed firefighters and a fire truck that appears to suggest the AFD supports Wilson…
“We are respectfully requesting that Ms. Wilson cease the use of any images of the Albuquerque Fire Department in her campaign ads or literature, or any implication that the AFD endorses her campaign,” the department said in a release Tuesday.
That’s right, the Madrid campaign completely left out the fact that Fire Chief Robert Ortega was made to look very, very foolish by the local news. He actually held a press conference without even bothering to check if it was his men and his truck being used in the commercial.
My guess is that he was just succumbing to pressure from the Mayor’s office. Or, at least I hope that’s the case. Otherwise, maybe someone should take him around and show him what an Albuquerque Fire Department truck looks like.
Oh, one more thing. Just for the record the New Mexico Professional Fire Fighters Association, which represents more than 1,000 professional fire fighters, endorsed Congresswoman Heather Wilson, so it’s not surprising that she would have fire fighters in her ad.