Thursday, January 29, 2009


By a vote of 59-3, the House approved Rep. James Roger Madalena's HR 1, which allows the wearing of bolo ties on the floor of the House. (Madalena is a Democrat from Jemez Pueblo.)

The funniest line during the funny "debate" was when Rep. Don Tripp, R-Socorro -- who carried legislation a few years ago to make the bolo the official state necktie -- said he has a nice collection of bolos, then offered to sell bolos to members.

Who does he think he is, Eric Serna?

UPDATE: Some members referred to Regis (Philbin, not Pecos) and Kelly talking about the bolo resolution. Here's that video clip:

ANOTHER UPDATE: The three who voted against the bolo tie resolution were Reps. Joni Gutierrez, D-Las Cruces; Benjamin Rodefer, D-Corrales; and Rep. Dennis Kintigh, R-Roswell. Interesting that two out of the three (Rodefer and Kintigh) are freshmen.