|Question: "Where were you RJ?" Answer: "Where was I? Ummm......"|
He had to think about it and fumble. And as we and many of our Eye's know, that when somebody has been very specific throughout an interview and then they get vague, we are on to something. And that something is called deception....
Funny, Berry SHOULD HAVE been on a trade mission to Brazil. You remember that RJ don't you? You do remember that you are the chief executive of the state's largest city right? You do remember that Albuquerque is one of the worst performing cities in the country right? You do remember that as chief executive you have a duty to help improve this city's economic VITALITY right?
Apparently going off somewhere in the desert was more important than promoting economic opportunities between Brazil and Albuquerque? We mean, there was a huge opportunity waiting for Albuquerque in Brazil. By RJ's own words:
“We have identified Brazil as a strategic market to promote trade with New Mexico. In the last five years, New Mexico exports to Brazil have increased fivefold from $8 million in 2009, to over $40 million in 2013 and we believe there is great potential for continued growth.”
But apparently going off into the desert on a "family trip" in the "family car" was more important.
Huh? Sorry RJ, not buying it.
Will the media follow up with increased scrutiny on this matter? Will they IPRA RJ's schedule to see if he had actually scheduled time off from this important trip for "family time." And, is there really "family time" when you're the mayor of a city under the microscope of DOJ, FBI, NMAG, and Anonymous????
Folks, we know a sales job when we see it. We also know deception when we see it. Start pressing Berry on hard tight answers and push back. Enough with the "let's have a conversation" rhetoric..it's time for "let's get real."