There have been accusations of computers linked to porn sites, plus a rash of firings and dismissals and charges of over-politicization of the office (in New Mexico? No!).
Now Steve Terrell of the Santa Fe New Mexican has come across an e-mail from Secretary of State Mary Herrera accusing a former employee of not doing what she wanted him to do — namely, use his contacts in the Republican party in the runup to Herrera’s re-election campaign as a Democrat.
Here’s part of an e-mail from Herrera to James Flores:
“I asked you a long time ago to get involved in the R party, you didn’t and now they are looking for someone to run against me.”
Herrera does not deny writing the e-mail. Terrell writes:
Herrera said Wednesday that she’d only suggested to Flores he become active in the GOP so that Republicans would feel that her office was open to both parties. She said that Flores is one of four Republicans she hired.
As I said, weird. Aside from Herrera telling an employee to work on personally enchancing her professional status, what may be the most surprising is that said boss would put her request in an e-mail.
Here’s the entire article.