Following Gov. Martinez's landing without landing gear at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport Wednesday night, some have raised the question why there were none of her state police security detail with her on the plane.
I know from covering Bill Richardson political events around the state during his time as governor -- as well as in Boston at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and several trips to New Hampshire and Iowa in his presidential bid -- there were at least of couple of state cops with the governor all the time.
So I asked her office today what the deal was and if there was any policy related to this. Spokesman Greg Blair replied, "... there is no specific policy in this case. The governor made stops in Clayton and Tucumcari before returning to Santa Fe and there was security on the ground at each location."
Have a great Memorial Day.