Remember the Susana Martinez who promised to put government
on a diet? No more private jets and luxury cars. Instead, she told us, she had fired the chef
and her husband was serving bologna sandwiches in the governor’s mansion. That pretty folksy tale had a lot of folks
fooled until she got caught buying a $3,000 coffeemaker for her $100,000 new
kitchen – all paid for at taxpayer expense.
And what did Susana Martinez have to say for herself?
“It was OK with me whatever they did as long as it could last a
very long time,” she said.
Suddenly, “Sell the Jet!” became “Buy the Coffeemaker!”
The whole scheme was paid for by the Board of Finance (which
the Governor chairs). And though Martinez
was quick to veto $80,000 to feed the homeless in Gallup and $200,000 for a
senior center providing meals to low-income seniors in Valencia County, she had
no problem spending $3,000 for a nice cup of coffee.
Susana told Santa Fe to “Sell the Jet!” Now it’s time we tell Susana to “Sell the
And, it’s not just granite countertops and fancy
coffeemakers. We already found receipts
for $2,000 in new bathroom fixtures and we’re still digging.
The more we know about Susana Martinez the more we know we
need someone else for governor. We need
your help to shine a light and spread the word.
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