KOAT reported Tuesday night on their 10:00 pm news that The Almighty Alcalde got pulled over and this time he actually got a ticket. The incident reportedly happened January 30th on Highway 84/285. Seems that Tesuque Pueblo is a little out of APD's jurisdiction so this time Marty had to make good on the citation - which he claims was for driving 11 an hour miles over the posted speed limit.
Almost immediately the rumors started flying. One had the Guv in the car with The Alcalde and according to the rumor, Big Bill was cited for open container. Another grapevine correspondence had Marty telling a local reporter that he was on a "pleasure cruise" with Margaret. Since there doesn't seem to be any love lost between the former first couple, it's hard to believe that Marty was cruising with Margaret anywhere. Even if he was... we'd be it wasn't pleasurable.
All of this got us thinking... what made Marty's encounter with a Tesuque magistrate news? The fact is there have been credible allegations that the mayor has been involved in everything from domestic violence to hit and runs. Yet, the Almighty One has skated or beaten every allegation despite the existence of tapes and transcripts. Apparently, it pays to have the Chief of Police as an at will employee.
With the Governor hip deep in the CDR controversy, Marty continually shadowed by various and sundry allegations, Manny Aragon and company convicted, and apparently indictments coming down any day for former Secretary of State, Rebecca Vigil-Jiron, Rebcca Vigil-Jiron - you can't write it just once - it's getting harder and harder to trust our elected officials. It certainly seems that the same characters from the same circles have been running this state for generations. We the voters seem to be living the definition of insanity - we keep electing the same people and expecting different results.
We keep wondering when this caldron of distrust will finally boil over and result in a real house cleaning. It's hard to believe when this state is called one of the most corrupt in the union and the Speaker of the House Ben Ray Lujan shares his office at the roundhouse with a lobbyist that owes almost as much to the IRS as Treasury Secretary Tim Geitner.
The Legislature can create as many ethics laws as they want. Until the people who hold office are ethical, the corruption will continue. We as voters bear the responsibility of removing the scoundrels who use their elected position for personal gain. Until we elected ethical leaders, there will be no ethics in government.