The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Oct 10, 2007

There's a New Sheriff in Town - Or at Least in the Race

Last week Councilor Martin Heinrich looked like he had caught lightening in a bottle when his incumbent opponent Heather Wilson opted to go after the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Pete Domenici. As expected, the earth shattering announcement by Senator Domenici is continuing to send after shocks throughout the New Mexico political scene and right here in Eyeland.

Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White has announced he will enter the race for Congress. White is one of the rising stars on the Republican side of the political scene and has been mentioned for other jobs like mayor and governor. He would make a formidable opponent for any Democrat much less a little known single term councilor from Albuquerque's district 4.

Of course both men face primary's and could see a challenge from within their parties. Over on the R side of the isle state Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones is said to be considering a run; a run that could very well be over now that the better known White is in the race.

It will be interesting to see if any other Democrat decides to give Heinrich a challenge in the Democratic primary now that White is in the race. Since Attorney General Patricia Madrid was sent packing by Heather Wilson in an election year that saw a tidal wave of anti-Republican sentiment, Heinrich has been seen as a young, far left long shot against the incumbent Wilson unless he happened to catch lightening in a bottle; which he appeared to do last week.

Should White prevail in a Republican primary, he is the Democrat's worst nightmare because he is well known, young, and talented politician and unlike Heinrich, he's got no voting record to tie around his neck. You can tell how scared the Ds are of White because yesterday (read it here) they started trying to associate White with the perfectly proper (and damn necessary) firing of former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias.
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It's amazing how far political groups like Democracy for New Mexico will try to stretch a "controversy." In this case, a controversy that isn't controversial. Don't be surprised if they try to tie every major Republican to the Iglesias firing.
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The shake up continues and more after shocks are sure to be felt as politicians move to fill the void created by Domenici's retirement. Next year promises to be one of the most interesting and exciting election years in recent history, with a whole new crop of people and ideas entering the fray. Last week Councilor Heinrich may have caught lightening in a bottle, but the accompanying thunder may just shatter his Congressional dreams.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, next year will certainly and hopefully be a major cleansing politically.

In: House,Darren White,
Senate,Heather Wilson
Governor,Diane Denish
Mayor,anyone but the list below

Out: (with the garbage)
Marty Chavez
Bruce Perlman
Grg Payne
Ray Schultz
Barry Bitzer
All DCs
and.. all the rest of this administration's appointees

Anonymous said...

Calling Darren White a talented politician is absolutely hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Comment above. You too Greg.

joe schmedlap said...

Darren may not be a talented politician, and that is exactly one of his greatest benefits! We love the guy because there seems to be quite a lot of "what you see is what you get". He is not chock full of hidden agendas or quasi-socialist tripe like so many of the Dems. Darren is exactly what the left fears , a candidate who actually is a veteran and a cop. One who, when he talks about crime or how we can improve our society, might actually have an idea that doesnt involve open borders, free reign of criminals, terrorists or idiots in general.

Oh goodness, what will they throw at him? I suspect everything including the kitchen sink.

Remember, when you hear people demonizing this candidate, just respond with - Aragon, Vigil, Montoya, and all the other crooks that have shored up the D. side of the ticket since the time the last great D., Bruce King, retired. There may be a better candidate out there but he/she sure ain't running. A vote for Darren is a vote for a clean honest future in a state that sure could use the change.

Anonymous said...

Guess Darren will have to distance himself from certain individuals and spray the hallways with disinfectant.
He's running for Congress now, so he'll need to delouse himself.

Anonymous said...

I'm not Greg. But I'm still cracking up. The sheriff is a puffed up camera lovin' sound bite artist - not US Congress material.

Anonymous said...

What?? "puffed up camera lovin' sound bite artist" EXACTLY describes most of the Congress and Senate!

If White eschewed the cameras he'd get blasted for being invisible, if he is visible he's camera lovin'. Give me a break.

Anonymous said...

yeah and the pint sized half-wit nobody liberal loser marty is real senatorial "material"; a mexican dennis kusinich of sorts.. If nothing else the crooked liberal democrats which infest this state are certainly gris for the entertainment mill.

Anonymous said...

No not Greg, but close to it. At least as much moral fiber as he.
However, your identity is now known. A phone call about an hour ago confirmed it.

Anonymous said...

Why is everyone downtown and on the 5th worried about Darren running for Congress?
Anyone have a clue?

Anonymous said...

Maybe on his way out of town, Darren will have to make a clean start or a clean break and blow up the bridge behind him along with all of those sewer rats who would inevitably bring him down with them. "Hasta la vista baby" (Ray,Nick,Bruce,Greg,Marty
& the DCs)
He can't play those fuck me- fuck you games in Washington.

Anonymous said...

1st post ... your delusional if you think Marty won't remain as Mayor as a fall back to his failed senatorial bid. Unless Winter has the stones to step up and call Chavez on all of his blunders it will be more of meet the new boss same as the old boss.

Anonymous said...

The 5th floor and Darren one and the same.

Anonymous said...

This early in the race, Darren White has my vote. Let's see how long he can keep it.

Anonymous said...

Be careful of what you post
Fred M. You could be sued.

Anonymous said...

Daren is a punk ! Rising Star, the only thing rising is the pimple on my ass everytime I turn on the TV and see that fat little toad. Ask him why we called him "Button" in the Academy ! Hhahahhahha

Anonymous said...

Above post, if you had a clue, his name is Darren. Look at his career, one step at a time. From your post looks like you have a lot of anger. Security guard works sucks doesn't it.

Anonymous said...

Darren has done a lousy job as sherrif. Lots of hot air, while crime rises in the county. Since he has become sherrif, there have been two murders in Los Ranchos, and no arrests. He sends village-paid officers to do shifts in the East mountains. His "defectives" screwed up a big narcotics investigation on fourth street by breaking the chain of custody, letting the perps go free. When asked to provide crime statistics for Los Ranchos as he is contractually obligated to do, he gives nothing but excuses.

Meanwhile, he is out playing cops and robbers in an attempt to garner good pub.

Lets send him to congress. He'll do less damage there than he is doing in the north valley.

Anonymous said...

Um, I'm pretty sure the ABQ Journal mentioned Darren as one of the folks who complained about Iglesias. So he's actually tied himself to the issue, hasn't he?

Anonymous said...

There were a lot of people that were disappointed in Iglesias. Does that mean that you asked the White House and they responded. No. If the issue is whether Iglesias should have continued as US Attorney the answer is no.

The responsiblity of David getting fired should be laid at the individual responsible. David Iglesias

Anonymous said...

Qualifications List:
1.He's a 20 year cop
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10. Oh, and a Katrina survivor.

Anonymous said...

Hell, I wouldn't even credit him with 20 years as a cop.

Anonymous said...

Let him go to Washington and take Chief Fife and his DC assholes with him.
Dareen can dis his friends who helped him over the years, but won't eject Ray who screwed over the very same friends who helped his political carreer.

Anonymous said...

Amen brother; let's all just bend over one more time.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and hopefully he takes Greg Payne along too. He can carry everyone's bags. What a lacky.

Anonymous said...

In regards to the Daskalos and Kirby issue here is my two cents, Bakas knows Daskalos and rumored that he helped Kirby get into the department. Things that make you go hum!!!

Anonymous said...

Darren is not what he appears to be. Voters beware.