Friday, August 24, 2007

No, I Don’t Have Anything Better To Do

What's wrong with this picture?

A couple of days ago, Michelle Meaders posted a comment responding to Entitlement? Privileged? Scofflaw! She wrote “So a legislator who is also a law student's parking meter had expired and she hadn't gotten a ticket yet? And this is proof of corruption? Don't you have better things to do?”

Meaders got me thinking.

As I was walking back from class and lunch this afternoon, I again chanced upon the car belonging to Senator Linda M. Lopez D- Bernalillo County District 11 of the South Valley, parked in the lot on the east side of the School of Law, where she is a student. I became curious about whether she had an “L” student parking pass.

So what's wrong with this picture Ms. Meaders?

No, the only visible sticker is one issued by the state that probably gets her parking privileges at the state capitol.

I’m not trying to pick on the senator, I’m just observing and taking note of the fact that she’s not playing by the same rules as everyone else and she should. I’m also not picking on her because of her political affiliation. I would take the same stance for anyone in a similar position.

I know from your comment history to this site that you are overly sensitive and extremely defensive of your beloved Democrats. Sensitive to the point of now being considered a left spinning wing-nut, joining the couple of right spinning wing-nuts previously identified on this site.

You however, missed the point of why this behavior is to be watched carefully. Though this is not overwhelming corruptive activity, remember that the great flood started with a single drop.

Such an attitude can condone and support the heavy corruption in this state. If you stop it at the small things, you won’t have big things to worry about.

You don’t have to break out your umbrella, right now, but you might try to locate it. There are other issues you might need it for and it’s not always sunny in New Mexico.

1 comment:

Catmoves said...

It would be interesting if this matter were taken up with the Campus Parking Police. Maybe they're too overworked to handle it?