Wednesday, January 6, 2010

View From The Ditch Bank

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US---The State of New Mexico, that is. 98 years ago today, January 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state in the union. We began with a Democrat Governor and now, 98 years later we have a Democrat for a governor. In 98 years there have been 26 people serve as governor, 17 Democrats and 9 Republicans. Of those 9 I would have a hard time saying who was the best. Gary Johnson, the last Republican to serve as governor was a millionaire businessman. He had some good fiscal policy's, but was often struggling against a democratic legislature. In his second term, he kinda went off the deep end, I think. He promoted the legalization of marijuana, and even now is still doing so. He was the last republican, but not the best, I think. Of the 17 my opinion of the best would be Bruce King who served three terms, not consecutively, as governor. He was a common man with the interests of New Mexico at heart.He could have went on to national politics had he chose to do so, but he didn't want to. He passed away late last year. I am a republican proud to say I voted for him, in spite of the local republican party's push to get me to vote otherwise. Our current governor has been on the national scene, and doesn't seem to have the same mindset for New Mexico that governor King had. More on that on the next post. While New Mexico is rich in history, it is not a rich state in funds. It is rich in the pride and Independence of the people, and we will survive the current economic conditions, in spite of current local and national leaders. And that is the View From The Ditch Bank.

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