Monday, July 26, 2010

View From The Ditch bank

WELL; WELL; WELL.---No, I'm not talking about three holes in the ground. So, then, what am I talking about? Well, I'll get to it in a minute. Those few if you that have read more than a few of my posts, will have read a few weeks back, my posts of the two lady candidates for Governor of New Mexico. On election night, the Democrat, Diane Denish, said to her supporters " Look for the Republicans to come out with a mud slinging campaign." Then she promptly began a mud slinging campaign. I said in my blogs, that either of these two ladies could be a good Governor. I repeat "Could" be not "Would" be. Well, the Republicans have responded with a little mud slinging, but not nearly as much as the dems. in my biased opinion. Also, I have blogged about the spendthrift ways of our current Governor, slick Bill Richardson, and his spending on planes, trains and automobiles. In spite of the State having a huge surplus of funds before the economic downturn, and against the advise of the state legislature, he managed to spend all the surplus and put the State in the red. As a result, State jobs have been cut, people laid off, others required to take unpaid days off, and so forth, in order to balance the State budget. Now, to the title of this blog. Last week it came to light, by a news reporter in Albuquerque, that a state employee was given a "Leave of absence" from her department, to work for the campaign of the democratic candidate, Diane Denish. She is being paid by the Campaign, not the State, but she still has her State job. When her department head was ask who was doing her work, while she was on a leave of absence, they were told that her work was being done by other workers in her department. Well, they were ask, in light of the fact that the state budget is in a crisis, and State employees have been laid off, if her work can be done for 4 or 5 months, while she campaigns, why does the state need her in the first place. Shouldn't she be laid off also. Oops! The Governor, when he "Heard" of this, said she needs to resign her State job, or return to the job and quit the campaign, and he issued a directive to all State departments, that no one was to be given a leave of absence. Hmmm, just when you think Maybe, we have a candidate who has a little common sense, we learn that such seems not to be the case. Guess she learned well from her boss of the last 8 years. And That's The View From The Ditch Bank

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