There was a big "presidential" healthcare forum in Las Vegas earlier today, but it looks like the only one who attended were from the Democratic Party. Realizing that I didn't watch it and I'm only relying on a few blogger reports, it looks like there was probably more debate involved at the Third Plenary Soviet.
The moderator was Karen Tumulty of Time, and you can read her nearly content-free...
... tribute to New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and his "brilliant career". No, really. Those of strong stomach can read it here.
During his acceptance speech, he said this:
"The [border] wall should be torn down... It's bad policy. It was done to get election votes... And the next president should not build it.
Back in 1995, then-Congressman Bill Richardson said this:
"We have to band together and that means Latinos in Florida, Cuban-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, South Americans - we have to network better - we have to be more politically minded - we have to put aside party and think of ourselves as Latinos, as Hispanics, more than we have in the past."
I strongly urge everyone to go to...
... Publicly embarassing someone like Bill Richardson would be a great way to make immigration issues a part of the upcoming campaigns.
You need a reservation to attend, and in order to get that you need to mail in an SASE by Feb.
... the AFP:
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, a former UN ambassador, was named as the Organization of American States' special envoy on migration in an effort to improve US-Latin American dialogue.
..."The migration issue is key to improving relations (between Latin America and the United States," Richardson, 59, said at a news conference alongside OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza...
... discusses New Mexico governor Bill Richardson's immigration speech. They call it "thoughtful" and a "rebuke to Republican immigrant bashers". Obviously, that's muddled thinking, but that's what you expect from the LAT.
Bill Richardson is the Democratic Party's best hope to regain the presidency in 2008 and, in much the same way that this site endorsed Phil Angelides to be the Democrat to challenge Arnold Schwarzenegger, this site is also endorsing Bill Richardson ("BR") to be the Democratic nominee to take on whoever the Republicans nominate. Furthermore, we also suggest that BR choose Los Angeles mayor Antonio...
... possible presidential candidate Bill Richardson continues his outreach to the 5% or so of U.S. citizens who support illegal immigration with his thoughts that the recently passed border fence "gets in the way" of U.S.-Mexico relations, and:
"The fence is very unpopular on the border in Texas and New Mexico, in Chihuahua... So one of the most significant and constructive acts the U.S.
New Mexico governor Bill Richardson seems to have misread the political mood a bit. He's throwing his weight behind Elvira Arellano, the illegal alien who twice entered the U.S. illegally, who was caught using a fake SSN in a job at an airport, and who's holed up in a Chicago church in defiance of an order to show up to be deported.
... profile of New Mexico governor Bill Richardson entitled "Talking It Through". I'm not familiar with that site, but it looks like they offer "nice" news and don't do investigative journalism. Even taking that into account, the article is extremely flattering. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if he tries to use it as his official bio. A sample:
With a resume that includes seven terms in Congress...
Manny Aragon is a former New Mexico state Senator (background) who a couple months ago was terminated from his position as president of New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas NM:
...[Board of Regents chairman Javier] Gonzales has said regents are concerned about several issues, including the American Association of University Professors' decision last month to censure Highlands on the...
... Janet Napolitano of Arizona, and Bill Richardson of New Mexico) have sent a letter House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist urging them to pass "comprehensive" immigration "reform". While Perry says they aren't endorsing either the House or the Senate bill, they are in fact endorsing the Senate's version due to their use of the word "comprehensive".
And, they're also...
Speaking in Santa Fe, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez promoted "comprehensive" immigration "reform", and also said that the Department of Justice will add twenty new federal prosecutors in the border region to handle immigration cases. Five new prosecutors will handle drug-related crimes.
Gonzales said over the past six years, the Justice Department has boosted the number of federal...
From the AP:
Hispanics need to become more involved in the political process to ensure their voices are heard on issues facing the nation, including immigration, the nation's only Hispanic governor said during a weekend visit to the state.
Registering to vote and going to the polls are critical parts of that process, Democratic Gov.
Yesterday Karl Rove spoke before the far-left, Ford Foundation-sponsored, pro-illegal immigration racial power group National Council of La Raza ("The Race"). Even the AP admits that they're "left-leaning". Here's one thing he had to say:
"Too many simplify the problem into one word, 'amnesty,'...
From "Mexican execs tell Nunez they feel rejected by state":
Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez said Mexican business executives told him yesterday they feel "totally rejected" by California political leaders, a contrast to their warm relations with Texas officials.
After a private meeting with a dozen business leaders here, the Los Angeles Democrat said executives regard the current wave of "anti...
New Mexico's Bill Richardson is pro-open borders and pro-racial solidarity ("...we have to put aside party and think of ourselves as Latinos, as Hispanics, more than we have in the past."), making this report a bit interesting, but not really all that much.