Thursday, September 15, 2005

Alan Armijo Won't Call the Race...But I Will

NOB HILL--County Commissioner Alan Armijo sifted the brown sugar onto his oatmeal and thought a minute. "No, I wouldn't say the race is over...a lot can happen." He was talking about the race for ABQ mayor. Well, here's a piece of news: the mayor's race IS over, and Chavez won. He's got too much money, too much name, and 8 years of doing things that most people like at least some of the time.

"What about the Minimum Wage Initiative?"

"I have a problem with the part of it that says people can come into a place of business and talk to employees about any law they want," he intoned somewhat impatiently. After all, his oatmeal was getting cold. Too bad. That initiative will pass. The Chamber of Commerce and the hospitality industry can't think of anything else to say about it, and this argument is just so twisted that it will make no difference whatsoever.

No, the Chamber will have to settle for a suit after the law is passed...trying to have it ruled unconstitutional because it allegedly contained two separate provisions in one ballot initiative. I figure that to be a 50/50 situation. They could win. But the ballot initiative WILL PASS. So some people here will get to spend a little more money, rather than just wave "Good-bye" to it as it leaves town on its way to corporate headquarters.

There you have it: the straight truth...from a man who is still trying to shake off a bad prediction in the O.J. Simpson trial.

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