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State Dem Chairperson bashes silly editorial

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By Hal Rhodes

“Do you know Debra Haaland?”
That question was put to me recently by a neighbor when our paths crossed while walking our dogs in a nearby park.
“We’ve never met,” I said, “even though she was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor last year and she’s now the chairwoman of the state Democratic Party.”
“Did you see her letter to the editor the other day?” my neighbor continued.
“Her letter,” as my neighbor put it, was actually an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal wherein Haaland takes that newspaper to task for a rather silly editorial it published criticizing State Auditor Tim Keller and Attorney General Hector Balderas for having used their own personal email accounts to rally fellow Democrats to their party’s causes.
In other words, the state’s most widely circulated daily (which “has long been rumored to be a right-wing newspaper,” Haaland noted) had nothing better to do with its ink than criticize a couple of politicians for doing what all politicians do, irrespective of party.
And doing it on their own time and dime, at that.
My neighbor’s dog is named Greta, I learned, but I know nothing about his politics.


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