Friday, November 13, 2009

R.I.P. Bruce King

He was the Cowboy Governor.

He could work a room better than any politician New Mexico's ever known.

In some ways he was New Mexico's Yogi Berra, famous for malapropisms -- the most famous being his warning about opening "a box of Pandoras." When I was in college I heard him say at a political rally we should all "knock on doorbells" for George McGovern. And we loved him for it.

He was the state's only 3-term governor.

Former Gov. Bruce King died overnight at the age of 85.

Kate Nash has a nice tribute for him HERE.

Rest in peace, Bruce King.