Skip to comments.'Where's that Shoe?' (NM-new gov. is just one of us)
Posted on 01/14/2011 2:30:37 PM PST by CedarDave
Gov. Susana Martinez has had only a couple of months to hire a staff that will run the executive branch of state government, build a proposed budget and come up with a legislative agenda before New Mexico lawmakers convene Tuesday.
It hasn't left much time to move.
"We have boxes everywhere," the former district attorney from Las Cruces told the Journal. "I can find one shoe, but not the other. It's very difficult."
Meanwhile, the official Santa Fe digs for the new governor and her husband, former Doña Ana County Undersheriff Chuck Franco, haven't been a quick fit either. They are staying in the one-bedroom guest apartment at the Governor's Mansion while workers paint the primary residential area a job required in part because it smelled like smoke. "...we've been there 10, 11 days now because there was heavy smoking going on inside the house, cigar and cigarette," Martinez said.
Their dogs have had to be left behind in Las Cruces, at least for now, until they can raise the fences at the Governor's Mansion and prevent wildlife disasters. "There are deer everywhere, and they are on the lawn," Martinez said. "I tell my husband, 'You cannot take out your firearm.' "
Franco, the first gentleman, discovered another possible boon from having Lupe Jackson [the remaining cook] at the mansion, but the governor is not keen on letting him get used to it. "The other day he got caught by Lupe doing the laundry and she said, 'What are you doing?' " Martinez said. "I said, 'Let him do the laundry.' "
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Susana had been the primary caregiver for her older sister who is developmentally disabled but for now she remains in Las Cruces. They are apart for the first time in years. She will visit frequently but she says the adjustment is tough.
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i said it before, i’ll say it again.
I love this woman.
if only kasich could get a clue.
I’ve heard only positive things about this lady. Congrats to all our NM FReepers for getting somebody like her in the governor’s mansion!
My guess is that his reply was "Dag nabit"
Normal people! This is a good omen.
Where is all the fawning media attention that was rolled out for Sotamayor? This woman is the nation’s first wise Latina governor!! C’mon, let’s celebrate diversity! Unless it doesn’t fit the Dem’s identity politics narrative, of course!
Well, it could have been "goldarnit" or "shoot". Probably was "Yes, dear"
Screw the media. New Mexico is a wonderful state that was going to Hell under Richardson. The Gov is indeed a breath of fresh air, and after a visit to Las Vegas, Socorro and Hatch it seems to me that she has already engendered a great deal of good will.
Such a breath of fresh air for New Mexico. Bueno!
Here's the First Hombre. I've run into a ton of guys like this in NM, and almost without exception they're hard working, proud, honest, and most of all MEN.
But then I wouldn't argue with Lupe either even though there's a good chance she's only about 4'11". ;^)
He’s the under Sheriff of Dona Ana County, and he has a reputation for being a respectful lawman, not an a-hole.
He sounds like a good guy too.