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Friday, November 25, 2005

Bill Richardson's Bid

So the news hit a week or so ago that Bill Richardson was going to run for President in 2008. Now this:
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.
I don't know what impact this will have on his presidential bid, but it's not going to be a help. Before this, I thought he had a very good chance.

His phony MLB draft is nothing compared to his total mismanagement of Los Alamos. Everybody "likes" him so he got a pass for endangering this country. I just wonder if he ever really was a candidate at all, but just a wish candidate for all us Righties in case Democrats actually win.
Good point. I did read an article by someone who said he had been to a dinner at which Richardson had said in no uncertain terms that he was running.

No matter whether you lean right or left, without at least two possibles you are left powerless as a voter. All these people screaming about Republicans need better Democratic candidates. I could not have voted for Kerry. Richardson always looked sane.

I will have to look up the Los Alamos thing. Thanks!
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