Thursday, August 26, 2010

Herrera Bolts Her Own Press Conference

Secretary of State Mary Herrera

Embattled Secretary of State Mary Herrera held press conference this morning. But then she bolted before reporters could ask questions.

Before she left, she called allegations of wrongdoing "blatantly false and ridiculous ... Thrown at the press like red meat in an election year."

She apparently was referring to allegations by an attorney for two of her current employees that there has been criminal wrongdoing in the office. Lawyer Rudy Martin represents Manny Vildasol and James Flores who were recently put on administrative leave. He also represents former elections director A.J. Salazar, who left his job in March with complaints about possible wrongdoing by Herrera.

Reading a statement, Herrera said the state is investigating the two employees -- Vildasol and Flores. She emphasized that she is not involved with the investigation.

The press conference, held in the lobby of the SOS office, had been called to discuss voter information being mailed to active voters before the general election.

As reporters began asking questions about the investigations, etc. , Herrera turned and walked briskly to the safety of her own office. Deputy SOS Francisco Trujillo told reporters he had no more to say on the subject.


  1. So she pulled a "Sharron Angle"

    and a "Meg Whitman" Haha

    Is there something about running for office that women candidates are confused about?

  2. As the old adage goes: "A picture is worth a thousand words" - kudos to the photographer!

  3. "It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. Producing bullshit requires no such conviction. A person who lies is thereby responding to the truth, and he is to that extent respectful of it. When an honest man speaks, he says only what he believes to be true; and for the liar, it is correspondingly indispensable that he considers his statements to be false. For the bullshitter, however, all these bets are off: he is neither on the side of the true nor on the side of the false. His eye is not on the facts at all, as the eyes of the honest man and of the liar are, except insofar as they may be pertinent to his interest in getting away with what he says. He does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He just picks them out, or makes them up, to suit his purpose."
    Harry Gordon Frankfurt, On Bullshit (2005)

  4. The two wax figures on either side of the podium appear somewhat lifelike - but wait, the person in the middle in no way resembles the picture of Mary Herrera that's on the Secretary of State's website ( ...are we supposed to believe this image wasn't photoshopped?

  5. ^^agreed. That is a motley looking group of people. Were they giving a report that actually resembled the truth, I think I'd still be suspect. Very odd.

  6. First, please watch the report that Mr. Gadi Schwartz will have on Channel 4 tonight. You will notice several things:

    1) Mary can barely read. She obviously did not write her own statement and by the way she fumbled and stumbled all over it, she CLEARLY does not even believe the words coming out of her mouth.

    2) If you look very closely you can see who her puppet master really is, and who really "runs" the SoS office. Hint: It's the "pimp" in the suit standing next to her.

    3) Mary won't even as so much answer any of the questions and scampers away. If she is not in the wrong and the real victim here, then why doesn't she explain herself. Answer: She CAN'T.

    4) She says that she "is not involved with the investigation" of her employees??? HUH??? The are HER employees. SHE placed them on administrative leave. How CAN she NOT be involved. What IS going on in her office???? She obviously has no clue.

    5) Interesting to note that 15 minutes after running away from reporters-she took her entire staff down to the Rotunda, on office time, to take a nice little group photo for the piece of propaganda she calls the "State Blue Book" (remember, the one where she puts pictures of her entire family and Fran Trujillo's family for no apparent reason?

    Bottom line: This woman is corrupt. Her deputy is corrupt. The managers in that office who have left amid the charges of corruption against her were absolutely right in doing so. The fact that they have the same attorney is not proof of a conspiracy. The motivations are very clear: They want justice. The people of New Mexico deserve better.

    Mary Mary: Your days are numbered. Relish them as your name will go down in history as a true example of the YELLOW DOG that you truly are. Your hair even matches that title now! How appropriate.

    People of New Mexico: Do the right thing. Take a bite out of corruption in New Mexico State government. Place "Madame" Mary Herrera on PERMANENT ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE without pay. Vote against her...

  7. Well David, I would guess that you are related to Dianna Duran. And the Blue Book has been around for a long time.