Friday, January 22, 2010

Meanwhile, Back in New Hampshire ...

It seems like only yesterday that former Gov. Gary Johnso nwas at the Roundhouse holding an anti-tax picket sign for passing motorists to see.

Actually, that was Tuesday, only three days ago.

But soon after that Johnson was off to New Hampshire to speak to a libertarian Republican group.
Former Gov. Gary Johnson
The Union Leader in Manchester interviewed the latest New Mexico governor to visit the state with the nation's first presidential primary.

There Johnson warned Republicans not to consider Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts this week a mandate for the GOP.

"I just see (voters having) a real disgust with those in office," Johnson told reporter John Distaso. "It isn't a shift to Republicans. It's just, 'Get whoever's in there out,'" he said.

See the whole story HERE.

(Thanks to my former New Mexican colleague and New Hampshire native Wendy Brown for alerting me to this story.)

1 comment:

  1. According to, Gary Johnson was known for:

    * Vetoing 750 bills (more than all the vetoes of the other 49 Governors combined) and over 1000 line items.
    * Reducing taxes $123 million annually.
    * Shrinking the size of state government by 1200 employees.
    * Eliminating the state’s budget deficit.
    * Leaving the state government with all-time high bond ratings.
    * Enacting major welfare reform, which cut government welfare spending by 30%.
    * Shifting state Medicaid to managed care.
    * Bringing the New Mexico state government and the Navajo nation leadership together to finally resolve century-old disputes over water, gaming, and other issues.
    * Privatizing half of the prisons in the state.
    * Shooting down campaign finance legislation.
    * Attracting many new private and parochial schools into the state.
    * Repealing the Little Davis-Bacon Act, thereby allowing non-unionized labor the ability to be employed in construction of new schools and other public works.
    * Overseeing the construction of 500 miles of new, four-lane highway (designed, financed, built, and guaranteed by the private sector).
    * Running 100% positive campaigns, never mentioning his opponents once in print or ads.
    * Coming from outside of politics with no political machine behind him to beat a former Republican Governor in the Republican primaries and then unseat an incumbent Democrat Governor in the general election by a 10 point victory margin, even at a time when Democrats outnumbered Republicans 2-1 in the state.