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Snarling in politics

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By Hal Rhodes

Why are so many high profile politicos so ill-tempered these days? Is it in the job description: Politico, be unpleasant? Whatever the case, you encounter this snapping and sniping wherever you turn.
In New Mexico, Gov. Susana Martinez routinely bristles at the slightest hint of criticism.
In a recent op-ed piece, Martinez’s predecessor, Bill Richardson, suggested that the nation’s governors, Martinez included, might want to think twice before abandoning tax incentives for movie production in their states.
According to Richardson, New Mexico’s film production incentives garnered the state “more than 10,000 jobs in this industry and in supporting businesses, bringing nearly $4 billion into our economy over eight years.”
Whereupon Martinez seemingly came unglued, railing against the budget deficit she inherited and intimating that movie production incentives were taking money out of classrooms, a claim clearly at odds with efforts in the Legislature to trim the program without crippling it.
Nor is Martinez alone among new governors whose temper flares when questioned about their budget balancing machinations.
The folks up in Wisconsin got themselves one of the most belligerent of the lot when they elected Scott Walker governor.


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