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No such thing as bad publicity during campaign season

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By Sherry Robinson

 

In Election Year 2014, nothing said means much because it’s all about money. Thank you, Supreme Court.

Take the most recent political raspberries, for example.

Mother Jones, a lefty magazine, ran an unflattering story about Gov. Susana Martinez with four-year-old taped statements from the governor and her campaign staff. Yawn. The ignorance and arrogance revealed aren’t surprising — it was apparent in her campaign — but who hasn’t said things in private that don’t look good in headlines?

Still, one particularly idiotic comment deserves rebuttal — the one about late House Speaker Ben Luján sounding “like a retard.” After several years of listening to Luján during legislative sessions, I can say he expressed himself perfectly well, could be quite articulate and was always gentlemanly.

Now we have the governor’s campaign slinging mud at candidate Alan Webber for support from former radical Mark Rudd, whom the governor’s campaign called a “domestic terrorist.” 


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