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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Saturday, November 26, 2005


New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson now admits he was never drafted by a major league baseball team. This after almost forty years of claiming otherwise. A Albuquerque newspaper that looked into the claim found no record of Richardson being drafted by the Kansas City Athletics or any other MLB team.

For nearly four decades, Richardson, often mentioned as a possible Democratic presidential candidate, has maintained he was drafted by the Kansas City Athletics.

The claim was included in a brief biography released when Richardson successfully ran for Congress in 1982. A White House news release in 1997 mentioned it when he was about to be named U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. And several news organizations, including The Associated Press, have reported it as fact over the years.

But an investigation by the Albuquerque Journal found no record of Richardson being drafted by the A's, who have since moved to Oakland, or any other team.

Informed by the newspaper of its findings, the governor acknowledged the error in a story in Thursday's editions.

It's a slow news cycle right now and this was commented on by both Captain Ed and Stephen Bainbridge who seem to think it could affect Richardson's possible presidential bid in 2008. The professor called it dumb and dishonest and it is. I just think this is insignifigant. How many people puff up their resumes? Honesty in a politician? We truly expect it, but we know that it isn't the norm. If Richardson runs in 2008 this won't amount to a hill of beans.

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