Sunday, January 11, 2009

Politics: Diane Denish, Bill and the Political Rug

This is the second time Diane Denish has had the political rug pulled from under her. In 1994, she declared for Lt. Gov.
against Casey Luna and then Casey declared for Governor. Shortly before Casey declared for Gov. I happened to provide Patsy Madrid a ride to Santa Fe. As we talked during the drive, Patsy said, as I remember, that Patsy had spent a good deal of money building name identification (in her previous races) and that she had one more race in her. A figurative ten minutes after
Casey declared for Gov., Patsy declared for Lt. Gov. and beat Diane. A further memory is that some inept remarks by Patsy helped give Gary Johnson the momentum to beat Bruce King.
Part of the deliciousness of this tale is that Patsy and Diane live about five blocks apart in an area north of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. At the time, I lived about equidistant from the two.

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