First off, The Politico did a feature on Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and how she's taken steps to distance herself from Gov. Bill Richardson.
This paragraph caught my eye:
And she’s played a lead role in proposing ethics reforms — in what New Mexico observers see as indirect criticism of the Richardson administration, which has taken heat over allegations that leading political donors received preferential treatment during the governor’s tenure.
However, in past legislative sessions Richardson himself has proposed or at least endorsed several pieces of ethics legislation. Does that mean Richardson has given indirect criticism of the Richardson administration?