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Make America Grate Again


Google used to say, Don’t be evil.

In her election campaign, Governor Susanna Martinez said, I’m the only candidate that’s taken on corruption, and that’s the difference. I’ll end it…

One of her original cabinet members, former Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla, has been charged with several felonies, including embezzlement.

In 2015, the Martinez administration defended Padilla from allegations about possible wrongdoing. A mere Bump in the road, she said. End it, eh?

In his campaign, Trump said of Martinez, She’s not doing the job. Hey! Maybe I’ll run for governor of New Mexico. I’ll get this place going. She’s not doing the job. We’ve got to get her moving. Come on: Let’s go, governor.

Pot, kettle, black. I’ve protested our lawmakers’ inaction. A couple vaguely noble replies said they might have cried “Wolf!” About something. (And thanks for reaching out.) Asleep at the wheel.

I think of Google’s response to feedback: something like, “Thanks for pointing that out. We’ll get back to you.”

Inept. Who’s doing their job?

Google’s Larry Page has said, …competition is one click away. One vote?

Gripe. Act.