Friday Update: If Ever I Would Leave You
Well, it’s the first Friday of the session. Which, of course, means nodody’s here at the Roundhouse. Nothing like turning a four-day week into a three-day week. To be fair, there have been some committee meetings, but it’s so early in the process that even if something monumental happens, it won’t hit the floor to become a legitimate bill-with-a-chance until Monday.
Even Governor Martinez has toned down her schedule. Word from her press office is that a planned media availability with governors of several Mexican states has been cancelled. Susana Martinez has been active in trying to bring business to the international border. She’s placed a lot of faith in the strategy and, frankly, it positions New Mexico well against its neighbors. You can bet Mexican officials are none too likely to go shopping ideas to Arizona. And Texas? Rick Perry does have a bit more time on his hands these days. Still, this was a chance to show off her recruiting chops early in the session and score some PR points. But not even a quote from a gobernador in the cancellation press release.
This brings us to our title cut as crooned by Vic Damone. After all the commotion of the past few days it’s a little lonely around here. Nevertheless, we have a jam-packed show tonight. Gwyneth Doland has interviews with four legislative leaders as she gauges their enthusiasm for some of the session’s top issues. Gene reprises his State of the State analysis with former lawmakers. And The Line has two guests this week – John Wertheim and Larry Ahrens. It’s a solid show and the crew were in top form. Preview’s below.
And lest you think our choice of Vic to croon a standard was a fluke, the Italian American provides a great setup for Sophie’s analysis of why the Italian captain of the Costa Concordia came up with the excuse he did for abandoning ship.
And here’s is tonight’s show:
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