Friday, March 13, 2009

Bill Richardson: A lame Duck

Having family in New Mexico I can safely say that dirty politics is the norm there.  Richardson is just another player.

The Man Obama Double-Crossed - The Daily Beast
In the span of a few short months, Richardson has gone from a luminous star in America’s political galaxy to a powerless pariah in the twilight zone. The second-term governor of New Mexico, whose term does not expire until 2011, is now plagued by the aura of scandal and is the lamest of lame ducks. Fending off a plethora of accusations, Richardson has watched his in-state approval ratings plummet to his all-time low of 41 percent. His political clout with the state legislature is severely weakened, and party leaders are discreetly lobbying for his resignation so that Democratic Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish can ascend as planned. “His popularity has really declined in the state,” says Democrat Timothy Jennings, the state senate’s president pro tempore.


2 comments:

Ray said...

Not surprising at all.

I had a bad feeling about Gov. Richardson, when he was a Congressman and a political apologist for the Clinton administration.

Even got to vote for the other guy in Bill's first run for NM Governor.

Ron Ballew said...

I believe we can safely say that his political career is over.