I have, and other reporters around here have written for years about the weak ethics laws in the state of New Mexico -- unlimited campaign contributions, laughable campaign-finance reporting requirinments, etc.
With the Richardson/CDR scandal, The New York Times has added its voice this weekend with a story headlined "Inquiry Highlights New Mexico’s Few Ethics Laws."
For me, the most surprising sentence was "For his part, the governor, who declined to be interviewed ..."
Bill Richardson refusing an interview with The New York Times??????!!!!!!!!?????
As John Lennon said, "Strange days indeed, most peculiar, mama!"