Why is Feudal Prince Marty Chavez not polling so well both inside and outside his purported fiefdom? He says it's because "I have one of those jobs where you actually have to do things" and "make sometimes unpopular decisions". I'd love to feast greedily on the veritable cornucopia of sweet-spun garbage present in that response, but Coco, Mario Burgos and half the bloggers in the Northern Hemisphere already beat me to it.
I will say this, however. Right there in another part of today's Journal (c'mon go to the Journal...they still have that sports section ad to wade through if you're not paying, and that thing NEVER GETS BORING) is an example of the hard working, possibly unpopular stuff Marty is tackling these days. Namely, right here in big-time headline font it reads
Mayor Fights War On Weeds
Yes, Feudal Prince Marty is tackling the big, complex issue of weeds. He wants you to know he's against them. He's not afraid to lay it on the political line, popularity be damned. He's anti-weeds. Boo-yah Diane Denish! When's the last time the Lt. Gov. had to take a stand on something as politically volatile as weeds? Marty's down here in the dirt, rocks and goatheads getting stuff DONE, Denish! And don't you forget it! I know the Democratic voters of New Mexico never will.
As to the poll itself, I'm sure only people like Joe Monahan actually care about it (I'm guessing here...I stopped reading Monahan about a year ago, and you know what? The air tastes better. The sky looks bluer to me. Colors seem more vivid in general. Go figure.) The only marginally interesting stat was that Chavez trailed Denish 54-29 in metro Albuquerque.
Maybe that's because ABQ Councilor Sally Mayer, until very recently mild-mannered lackey of Feudal Prince Marty,was a participant in the recent poll. The Councilor (who probably isn't a registered Democrat, now that I think about it) isn't too happy about the Mayor lying to Mayer about the job status of the associate director for animal care at the city shelter. Lying as in he told her he wasn't firing her...then he did. As quoted in the Tribune:
"I will forever remember that the mayor looked me right in the eye and lied to me."
It's a bit long, but with a little work we might be able to put that on Martin Chavez' tombstone someday. Being that it's the sentiment of so many people around town we might just be able to make it a widespread mantra even before the Mayor's eventual physical demise. Kinda like "Hare Krishna, Krishna Hare", or "Om Mani Padme Hum". I'm gonna go practice this new mantra with all the free time I have now from not reading Joe Monahan. I propose we do this Buddhist chant style with a little Tuvan throat singing tossed in. Ready? A one, a two, a Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillllllllllllllllllllllllll Foooooooooooooooooo... then we'll ring a bell and rub some beads or something.
On second thought, let's eliminate the complex chanting and shorten Councilor Mayer's fine comment to what so many have been thinking for so long: Martin Chavez...what a jerk.