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  •  Depends on family... (1+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama

    As long as Lettie (her developmentally disabled sister) and her father Jake (suffering from Alzheimer's but still recognizing Lettie) are both still alive, I doubt that Gov Martinez will take on any role that would have her in Washington for the majority of the time. (Member of Congress maybe)

    •  Her dad passed last year. (0+ / 0-)

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 09:37:22 AM PDT

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    •  Her custody of a disabled sibling (1+ / 0-)
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      wintergreen8694

      is great for PR.  Unfortunately her actual POLICIES are very detrimental to the interests of families of the disabled.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 10:18:22 AM PDT

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      •  I just read recently that the reason she accepted (1+ / 0-)
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        extended Medicaid under Obamacare is because she knows how Medicaid has helped her sister. Her latest fiasco, however, has been to turn on the mentally ill. Southwest Counseling has existed in Las Cruces for as long as I can remember (41 years). It has now been taken over by an Arizona company, care of Susana. That happened after another Arizona company did an "audit" of our mental health facilities. Hector Balderas finally pushed Susana enough for it to be disclosed that it wasn't really an audit. But Southwest Counseling is still in AZ hands.

        The media folks who keep touting her because she's "Hispanic" aren't bothering to look into her record. And aren't taking note of the fact that Dems hold her reins.

        •  ( A little typo in your last line there) nt (0+ / 0-)

          "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

          by lgmcp on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 03:13:01 PM PDT

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            •  Dems hold her reins? (1+ / 0-)
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              HappyinNM

              I can't agree!  

              "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

              by lgmcp on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 03:25:15 PM PDT

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              •  I'm referring to our Dem legislature. (1+ / 0-)
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                lgmcp

                There is no doubt in my mind that she would be doing the same awful things other Repuke governors are doing if she had a Repuke legislature to work with.

                •  Oh, I see - reining IN! (1+ / 0-)
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                  HappyinNM

                  As opposed to driving her.  Makes sense now.  Yes, the damage she can do is considerably limited by the legislature.  Except for the carnage among long-time civil servants being forced out of various state agencies.

                  "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

                  by lgmcp on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 04:03:12 PM PDT

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