Adios Amigos

Gov. Bill RichardsonOn Sunday, January 4, 2009 Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico, one of America’s most notable Latino politicians and President-elect Barack Obamas designee to the Cabinet position of Secretary of Commerce, dropped out of consideration for that post. Richardson attributed his decision to the ongoing federal investigation into his alleged corrupt business dealings as Governor of New Mexico.

It seems a federal grand jury is investigating whether the California company, CDR Financial Products Inc., won two separate consulting contracts in 2004 worth about $1.4 million to advise the state on a large bond issue improperly won those New Mexico state because of recently making significant contributions to Richardson political action committees.

Personally I think it shows a high degree of sensitivity to the needs of the nation for Gov. Richardson to step aside in wake of his pending corruption charges. Especially since the investigation is no where’s near complete and not at the point where it’s even marginally clear whether or not he committed any wrongdoing.

It’s not like Obama’s incoming administration needs any more scandals involving corruption before January 20th rolls around. 😉

Adios, Jeffe Richardson. Vios con Dios!

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3 Responses to “Adios Amigos”

  1. zhann Says:

    Lets be honest, all politicians are corrupt. The only difference between them is that some are caught in the act.

  2. jonolan Says:

    Yes, that’s quite true and I have little or no problems with Richardson.

    I do have some issues with the Obama team though, since the investigation into Richardson’s started back in August. It sort of makes me wonder why they appointed him in the 1st place.

  3. zhann Says:

    Obama? Corrupt? You have got to be kidding. The White Knight can’t possibly be corrupt.

    On a more serious note, those that doubt Obama’s corruption need to have a closer look at the scandals around him … but, I don’t need to tell you this.

    I only have 2 questions. First, who does Obama work for? Obviously not Bush’s masters, seems to be more media driven, but hard to tell so early in the game … seems Clinton’s masters changed their poster boy half way through. Next, who is more corrupt? Obama or Bush? To be a little more specific, the degree of corruption may not be quite as important as who will put more in the pockets of the US citizens than their own. It will be hard to top Bush/Cheney, but when taking into account Obama’s team and history … who knows?

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