I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
The guv says rift with Bill Clinton persists
File this under the “We’re-fighting-two-wars-and-the-economy-is-tanking-so-I-don’t-care” category if you want, but I still figured it was worth a small mention.
“It could be pretty much a permanent fissure. But that’s politics, that’s OK,” Richardson told National Public Radio on Thursday, according to The Politico. “I did what I thought was best for the country. I’m still very fond of the Clintons. I’ve reconciled with her. But with him — he wants to keep a grudge, that’s fine with me. I move on. I’m governor of New Mexico. I’m happy where I am.”
Richardson refused to endorse a candidate for several weeks after dropping out of the presidential race and, before he endorsed Obama, was heavily courted by both candidates. He watched the Super Bowl with Bill Clinton, who insists that Richardson pledged to back Hillary Clinton at that time. Richardson says he never made such a promise.
One high-profile Clinton supporter called Richardson “Judas” for endorsing Obama. In an effort to patch things up, Richardson recently held two fundraisers in New Mexico to help Clinton retire her campaign debt, and the two appeared together at a rally in Española for Obama.
For whatever it’s worth.