No sooner were we about to break the sordid details of all the endless incidents of sexual harassment which occurred under former Belen Police Department chief, Paul Skotchdopole, (and now city of Albuquerque, IRO investigator) and the extensive federal consent decree he which led to his departure and endless liability upon the the city of Belen when a story from our friends at www.progressnownm.org caught our Eye.
You see for several years now, staffers and Governor Martinez have been caught up in an emailgate scandal where government employees and politicians have evaded sunshine and transparency requirements by conducting government business via personal/private email accounts. Aside from sordid and disgusting sexist laced remarks, the folks up in Santa Fe seem to think operating in public with integrity is beneath them.
Now thanks to Progress Now New Mexico, the same scandal is unfolding here in Albuquerque with Mayor Berry and his favorite take out order cook TJ Wilham. Included herein are snippets of emails sent and received from that pet snake and fringe Republican consultant Jay McCleskey (you also may know him as Jason McCleskey...the name he used when he was booked for DUI and Domestic Violence). It seems folks here in Albuquerque don't like to use their city emails either while at work but prefer to avoid sunlight when they conduct political activities on the tax payer's dime. While the Mayor likes to hide behind his lawyers to conceal illegal campaign contributions, it seems he wants to hide behind them again as he violates the federal law known as the Hatch Act.
P.S. In case our old pal Darren White missed it, horse racing across the country is in the doldrums as reported by Time Magazine. This is the result of a steady trend of the years. Really, you wanted to build a casino in the poorest part of the city and it was based on an enterprise which is not sustainable? Really?
P.P.S. Don't worry Mr. Skotchdopole....we haven't forgotten about you and your illegal felonious activities. And we wonder if you bothered to consider if you were on video...