Governor Susana Martinez’s Silence = Acceptance of Corruption

Governor Susana Martinez has remained silent on the subject of her chief of staff Keith Gardner admitting to concealing his communications from the public because discovery of his actions could put him in jail.

Silence means acceptance. Illegal conduct and secrecy must be okay with her.

Governor Susana Martinez has remained silent on the subject of Keith Gardner offering the father of a victim of sexual abuse some high paying administration jobs, with a price tag of the victim’s father moving his family away from Roswell.

Gardner’s close relative was a key witness in the sexual abuse case.  Such a move out of Roswell by the victim’s family could lessen the likelihood that the case would ever make it to trial. If so, this key witness would not have to testify under oath.

Silence means acceptance. Using public resources to buy silence must be okay with her.

Governor Susana Martinez has remained silent on the subject of emails that by law should have been released as public records but were not.  These emails, which were discovered anyway, appear to show the highest-ranking members of her administration, and Jay McCleskey, her closest advisor and confidante, colluding with one of the bidders during the procurement process for the Downs at Albuquerque.

Silence means acceptance. Bid rigging, collusion,and conspiracy must be okay with her.

Governor Susana Martinez has remained silent on the subject of an email that shows her Public Education Secretary-designate using state employees and state resources to provide private political benefits to Jay McCleskey, operator of Susana PAC and Martinez’s Super PAC, Reform New Mexico Now. (Should a governor even have a Super PAC?)

Silence means acceptance. Insider misuse of public resources must be okay with her.

Susana Martinez convinced New Mexico voters that she would end corruption and insider dealing.  She won her election but instead, through her silence, condones far worse corruption than anything that has come before.

Or maybe she just has no control over her own people.  Either way, she lacks the leadership required to govern New Mexico.

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