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What’s up with the governor in his final 10 weeks in office

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Being a lame duck leader must be tough on Richardson

By Jay Miller

What is Gov. Bill Richardson up to? What will he be doing during his last two and a half months in office?
We know he can’t sit still so his final months are bound to be busy.
Will he stay in Santa Fe as he says he will or will he leave for something more exciting?
Will he make bold moves that will deeply affect our state or will he concentrate on finding a job or polishing his legacy?
Gov. Richardson occasionally gives hints.
What other governor, here or anywhere, holds a garage sale three months before going out of office?
Why not wait until his term ends? Do the Richardson’s want to make a quick getaway?
The garage sale was called an estate sale but that doesn’t sound like Bill. It’s too final. It’s probably first lady Barbara’s doings. She wouldn’t mind putting an end to the Santa Fe phase of her life.
Some of the sale items were revealing.
A large number of bolo ties and women’s turquoise jewelry items were for sale, along with Nambe pieces. Maybe it wasn’t the total Richardson collection but could it mean that the couple is contemplating moving somewhere where such New Mexico items aren’t as popular?
Some of the sale items appeared to be gifts the governor received, some even autographed. How do you suppose those donors felt?


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