Monday, January 05, 2009
I don’t want to let the day go by without pausing for a moment to reflect on this remarkable photograph by Heath Haussamen—which he quietly slipped into an analysis he wrote regarding the implications of Bill Richardson’s withdrawal as Obama's cabinet secretary designate.
The sacrificial lamb?
The messianic deliverer?
Is Bill an innocent victim of wrong-headed perceptions resulting from the New Mexico free-for-all of unlimited campaign contributions? Or is he getting his comeuppance from years spent trying to deliver New Mexico from the deep poverty that riddles it, all the while his minions squeezed the dough out of every nook, cranny and pocket to be found?The debate is raging, and something tells me it will be for a long time.