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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

Jun 11, 2008

Eye on the Grapevine: Perlman on the Way Out?

There's a rumor going around city hall that Albuquerque Chief Administrative Officer Bruce Perlman is on his way out. Our Eyes have yet to confirm the report, but at the very least it's interesting timing.

If you'll remember, Mr. Perlman was hip deep in Marty's ABQPAC. In fact, the city's current CAO was the head of the infamous mayoral slush fund (read it here). Marty originally appointed Mr. Perlman back in 2005 - safely and conveniently after the last mayoral election (read it here).

At the time, the Almighty Alcalde was just past what was thought to be his third and last election to the office of mayor. There were calls for him to run for congress (read our take here) and his own announced ambition to run for governor... again. After jumping from the gubernatorial derby and stumbling out of the gate in an aborted senate run, the mayor took the city charter's term limits to court and had them struck down. At the time he claimed that he was just keeping his options open... rrrrriiiight.

It will be interesting to see if there's any substance to the rumor of Perlman's departure. If the CAO does hit the highway, is it a move by the Almighty One to jettison some ABQPAC baggage that is sure to come up in next year's mayoral contest?

We'd think so. After all, it took some serious testicular fortitude for Marty to put the man in charge of his disgraced slush fund in charge of the city. Can you say payback? But then again, stranger things have happened around here.

So... Who to replace a departed Perlman with? Perhaps the Captain (AKA Transportation Director Greg Payne) would like a change of pace. Or since former Chief of Staff Barry Bitzer won't be serving in the state senate after being trounced by Senator Komadina in the primaries, Bitzer's sure to be looking for a new gig. Who knows? Maybe the Almighty One owes someone else a $100,000 a year job. Don't you just love city intrigue?

----- Correction -----
We want to apologize to Mr. Perlman for misspelling his name in our original post. We originally spelled it Pearlman and we were rightly chastised for the mistake. It has been corrected above.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get rid of the power monger who is screwing his CFO.

Anonymous said...

For those that always wondered, here's his educational biography:


1972, B.A. in Social Science/History, California State Polytechnic University 1980, Ph.D. in Government, Claremont Graduate School.

As to his demands to be caller "Dr." Perlman...he suffers from delusions on grandeur. According to standards in etiquette "Dr." is a professional title for an MD whereas anything else is a "courtesy" title...

Anonymous said...

For God's sake "Eye" I mean Mark, if you are going to trash the man & participate in petty gossip about Bruce the least you can do is spell his name correctly...What a rag...

Anonymous said...

Perlman needs to go! Marty pulls his strings and he doesn't have a mind of his own, he does what Marty commands!

It will be very interesting to see what happends.

Anonymous said...

ABQ PAC scandal:

Remember Terry Baird? The convicted felon that got caught with her hands in the cookie jar!

Marty would do good not to have her or Bruce involved or the Pandora's box of coruption will open, once again.

Anonymous said...

Perlman is just an arrogant prick that thinks he's better than everyone else! He's not, no common sense in that man!

You know what they say. "Those that can do, do and those that can't teach" He was a teacher his entire life until he purchased his job!

Raz a Baz said...

You people are all crazy and have no clue how politics and life work...which is why you're petty little blog will never get any attention, and why you all will never win at anything in life. Hahahaha. Pathetic li'l guys.

Raz a Baz said...

You guys are so pathetic. hahaha. You have no understanding of politics or life. Which is why you will never succeed at anything and why no one reads your pathetic little "blog". I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your souls. Keep being crazy poor li'l guys. hahaha

Anonymous said...

Isn't this Marty's 3rd CAO this term(or maybe a combo of the 2nd and 3rd term)? Maybe they finally realized that they ran out of lies to cover up the other lies.

On another note, I like the way the council is standing up to the mayor. Let the games begin.

Anonymous said...

GOSH! I HOPE HE LEAVES THE MAYOR'S OFFICE. THIS PLACE WILL BE SO NICE WITHOUT HIM AND HIS ATTITUDE!

Anonymous said...

He has lived his whole professional and political life on the taxpayer's tit. What about all the grant money that was bestowed upon him by the mayor to write frivolous, no purpose studies in the tune of about 50 grand each.
Read some of his crap. It amounts to no more than a bunch of philisophical rhetoric nonsense.
Then again, what can one expect from a professional student who's main goal in life is to figure out a way to have the University and City government pay him a living.
As for the other two mentioned; please... they couldn't get a job in the corporate world to save their lives.
Though prostitutes can make a good living, even they must work long hours. ( Politicians; "the worlds second oldest profession"- Ronald Reagan)
So it will be back to writing $50,000 bullshit studies at our expense. Google Bruce Perlman, and you will find out that all of these bullshit writings are co-authored by another person to cover up and connect him directly.
Wake the hell up taxpayers, you're being screwed.
There ARE those who work for the City that truly are worthy of being called Mister or Doctor, and do there jobs and earn their keep. However,this is not one of them.

Anonymous said...

That one hit the nail on the head.
He is what he is. You won't find any caulises on this guy's hands.
These guys are no more than pussies who were pushed around in High School, and are now in position of power to push others around.
Men? Real men don't do that and real men don't fool around either.
There's a judgement day coming, and they will all get theres.
Promotion through the "Peter Principal" will always catches up to you.

Anonymous said...

"Girlyman"
How pathetic to be someone elses 'bitch'
Real men make their own path; others just take the low road and become leeches.
It's an easy life, but at what cost?
I couldn't stand to be despised so much, by so many.

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that Pearlman turned in his resignation today.

Anonymous said...

You "Officers" really need to learn how to spell!!! I can't believe they give you ignorant asses guns. This is what you get when the main qualification is a GED!!......Sad, really sad.

Anonymous said...

Of course you always have to take (illiterate) lectures on manhood and nobility from those who sign their names "Anonymous" with just a wee grain of salt.

"Jealousy. The green-eyed monster..." - Shakespeare

Anonymous said...

Perlman is gone...HIP HIP HORRRRAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Not even Perlman with his arrogance could take Marty the little troll's attitude. Marty is the one that needs to go!

He won't make it for re-election and he knows it! Bye, bye Smarty, you're next! Then that corrupt police chief of yours!

Anonymous said...

Dr. Perlman was an excellent CAO and will be missed. Bruce, you did a great job, keep in touch.

Anonymous said...

Here is my conspiracy theory: Perlman out with a 'humbling" reason, times almost to the hour that the council wants to review the city charter. Wonder if he bailed due to many laws being violated and money mismanaged. Things that make you go hmmmm

Anonymous said...

When will the Albuquerque Police Department's Chief, Raymond Schultz resign. He needs to leave, as he is not a man of intergrity or honesty and has no ethics. This city does not need or deserve a police chief like that! Raymond Schultz needs to resign!

Anonymous said...

I second it. Schultz, please resign!

Anonymous said...

Ed Adams is a great choice. He will be a much better CAO.

Anonymous said...

He's going to Washington with Darren.

Anonymous said...

I agree, Adams is an excellent choice for CAO, smart without the attitude.

Anonymous said...

I just think its funny that the words "Raymond Schultz" and "integrity" should even be put in the same sentence. He throws his officers under the bus to cover his own selfish agenda. Shame on you Ray.

Anonymous said...

hahaha...Perlman the dufus on his way to Washington! He needs to learn flag etiquette before he goes THERE!!!