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

Jun 1, 2008

Decision White

There really weren't any big surprises in last week's Eye Poll. Sheriff Darren White ran away in the voting for the GOP nomination to the congressional race by almost 20 points. The only real surprise was that it was inside 20%. The Journal's poll of likely Republican voters put the spread at 59 points (ABQ Journal - Subscription).

In our unscientific Eye Poll of anyone that chose to participate, 31% chose Senator Carraro, 48% Sheriff White, 1% didn't know, and 20% didn't care (read the full results here). We're a little concerned about the high number of participants indicating a lack of interest, but that could be an indication of participating Democrats who just want to beat a Republican no matter who they are.

Our guess is that Tuesday's primary will result in Sheriff White becoming the Republican nominee. The Sheriff is a formidable candidate with considerable fund raising ability and huge name ID. Unlike the Senate race, Democrats do not have a candidate with same favorables and they've been spending their cash fighting each other during the primary race.

If you haven't already done so, don't forget to vote in the primary this coming Tuesday!


ched macquigg said...

Not much of a “decision” really.

Darren White was appointed by a bunch of good ol’ boys, rich white guys,
who don’t give a rat’s ass about “democracy”.

Darren White never stood eyeball to eyeball with common wo/men to respond to legitimate questions about his conduct and competence as a public servant.

New Mexicans have forever, had to vote for the lesser of two evils at the polls.

For the first time in my life, I will vote for a democrat for congress, rather than see Darren White offered more power to abuse in the interests of his friends and himself.

Anybody BUT Darren White for Congress.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to support someone who disregards the United States Constitution. He won't get my vote, and I'm registered to the same party a he is.

ched macquigg said...

Also worth noting;

Darren White has never stepped up to explain his vote of no confidence from an overwhelming majority of his subordinates in the NMSP,

and then stood for follow up questions.

I GOT OVER IT... said...

Politicians: they all suk....otherwise they wouldn't be politicians. Whether it be White, Chavez, Carraro, blah, blah blah, same old same old.....Clinton, Obama, McCain, yaddie yadda...
Signed: I got Over It. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, EYE, why all the boring subject matter? Where have all the hot-button topics gone? Are we afraid of the subpoena power of 'Lil Marty?? I 4 1 want the Eye to bring back the inflammatory good stuff already!

Anonymous said...

It is a shame the general public takes Darren White for what they see on TV. Those of us in the real world who work with him on a daily basis are truly dissappointed with his lack of ability to be a Sheriff. The only reason i can endorse him for congress is to get rid of him so we can try to start over. He will claim he has put public safety as his number one agenda by increasing the DWI unit. What he wont tell you is that he has sacrificed the well being of the community by sucking more and more positons from patrol and putting them inside. I can end this by saying that Darren treats the dog he adopted better than he does his Depuites.

Anonymous said...

If White has done such a poor job in his current position as Sheriff why are we not hearing from those who work for him? Is all of this bashing from his political opponents? It would be a pretty sad state of affairs if the the BCSO is being quiet just to pass a problem on to a greater majority, If this is the case then BCSO has no backbone. I'm hoping that this is just election rhetoric from his opponent(s).

Anonymous said...

If I seem to have bashed Darren White, it is because I don't think he he is doing a good job in his current position. I don't vote for someone I dissagree with.

Anonymous said...

Anybody but Darren. I agree with all but the last post. When I was there there were more than 100 field there is 60. SIXTY for the WHOLE county. Darren is a good ol boy and out only for himself. We use to think it could never get worse than Gallagher and Bowdich. We were wrong.Even tho Bowdich was right up there with Darren...taking care of ONLY his buddies.

Anonymous said...

He is still Ray Boys best friend!!!

ched macquigg said...

All of these questions would be cleared up, If DW had the character and the courage to simply stand and deliver candid, forthright and honest responses to legitimate questions.

He does not.

He would not be hiding if he had nothing to hide.

I know, I know, I can't prove that last point. You cannot prove a negative.

But since all he has to do is to have one town hall meeting to prove the positive; you have to wonder why he won't

except that he is hiding the record of his character and competence from voters.

His answer as to why he received such an overwhelming vote of no confidence from the NMSP, was lame.

It was neither candid, forthright, nor honest.

His version of why he resigned (a philosophical disagreement over the decriminalization of a handful of drugs) was an outright lie.

Is candor, forthrightness and honesty really to much to ask from those with whom we have no choice except to entrust with the control over OUR power, and OUR resources?

If it is; then he should have the balls to at least say so;

"As a congressman, I will hold myself accountable only to the law, the LOWEST standard of acceptable conduct among decent men and women.

ched macquigg said...

I would implore readers to pay a bit of attention to my blog, Diogenes six.

I know my focus is limited, the corruption and incompetence in the leadership of the APS,

But the overarching principle of honest accountability to meaningful standard of conduct and competence for ALL public servants,

even for the measly few hours a day they are wielding our power and spending our resources,

deserves I think, some attention.

Anonymous said...

Yes, we have no back bone. If we speak out about what Darren has done and he does not get elected, he will spend his last 2 years purposely messing things up. He did a hell of a job screwing us up just by accident, I can only imagine what would happen if he was trying!

Anonymous said...

What did he mess up? I hear that he's loved by the deputies and rewarded everybody with snazzy looking cars. Is this not accurate?

Anonymous said...

It is not accurate. Darren has been so busy gearing up for this election,even after he got elected to Sheriff, he does not have time to run his own department. He or Sal do not want to hear about the problems in the department because they MIGHT have to do something about someone and that could be on of their buddies. Darren wants the hell out before the Triple Homicide trial starts and they lose it. Then he'll have to defend his macho egotistical buddy, Marcantel who, by the way is a legend in his own mind. Didn't you all know? Marcantel invented police work.

Anonymous said...

Snazzy new cars???? Are you refering to the 20 new ones that were assigned based on the good ol boy system? The only Deputies that love Darren are the ones that sit in his lap all day and don't have to work like the rest of us. When their Sugar daddy is gone, (Darren) maybe they will have to work. oh, wait..... they will just suck up to the new admin. John Dantis, if you are reading this, I have heard they might replace Darren with you, if this is the case, Please DO NOT TRUST ANYONE!!! Do not create regimes like Darren did, Make up your own mind. do not let other people try to convince you who is worth while. Make up your own mind! And to answer what Darren has done is easier to tell you what he has done right for the Dept. BDU uniforms, allowing us to carry our own guns and..... ummm ,,,aggghhhhh..... ummmmm..... well, I guess he only did two postive things in 6 years....

Anonymous said...

you just better hope you're not stuck with SAL and God forbid they bring back Sleepin Lying Joe