The information posted below is there because of the generosity of Sylvia Bokor who publishes a political and financial matters blog and an Enewsletter. She has allowed the Sandia Tea Party to post her material from two of her newsletters.The above title is ours. You can reach her blog here:
Following are the pieces we have permission to post and two short comments from me:
Dear New Mexicans, — 1 item —
1. Earlier today, September 10, I told you that instead of a response to my e-mail regarding Speaker Lujan’s delaying of the Special Session deliberations, Representative Eleanor Chavez, D-Bernalillo-13, returned my email to me with a file attached. The file was a photograph. I am sending this photograph to you so that you may judge the honorableness of Representative Eleanor Chavez, D-Bernalillo-13. I am also sending this e-mail to all New Mexico Representatives.
In case you cannot read the text in this forwarded photograph from
Representative Eleanor Chavez, D-Bernalillo-13, I present here FYI the text as it appears, highlighting Representative Eleanor Chavez’s, D-Bernalillo-13, words in yellow.
On a replica of a New Mexico driver’s license—which may be actionable since it not only shows abuse of a legal document, but also contains mendacious and slanderous statements—an oversized photograph of Susana Martinez is shown on the left. Below the photograph are the words “Lame Sample” handwritten in script.
To the right of Governor Martinez’s photo are the following words:
From: El Paso, TX
Taking Licenses from Hardworking Residents
Heritage: Depends on Polling
Limitations: Inability to Compromise
License: To Persecute NM Families
Willing to Sacrifice: Public Safety
Below those words is an icon of a heart with the words For Sale
In the upper right hand corner are the words:
Continuing the replica, a smaller photograph of Governor Martinez is in the lower right hand corner.
I do not know whether Representative Eleanor Chavez, D-Bernalillo-13, designed and wrote this document herself or merely copied someone else’s effort. And it does not matter. Whether she is initiator or copier, to send such a document to a voting New Mexican makes one wonder how many other false documents she has sent to other New Mexicans, including her own constituents.
This conduct of a sitting New Mexico Representative is far more serious than one might at first believe. Passing it off as “merely a joke”
would be dropping the exact meaning of what is intended here. It is character assassination and that is no joke.
To some, sending a New Mexico voter such a photograph might indicate a rather sophomoric mentality. But more seriously such an act shows Representative Eleanor Chavez, D-Bernalillo-13,
willingness openly to flaunt her disrespect of our Governor as if that had value
among New Mexicans, 94% of whom state their approval of Susana Martinez.
Representative Eleanor Chavez, D-Bernalillo-13,is obviously as indifferent as she is ignorant of the destructiveness being done by driver’s licenses issued to illegal immigrants. Clearly, she had no understanding of the issues. For instance, she mendaciously claims that Governor Martinez is “taking driver’s licenses from hard working residents, and so forth.
Not only do driver’s licenses issued to illegal immigrants harm New Mexicans by making their own document suspect, it also throws in harm’s way the illegal immigrant who is conned out of his money
by criminals selling false documentation, which adds to his woes by making him a target for blackmailers.
I urge those New Mexican Representatives who disagree with Representative Eleanor Chavez’s, D-Bernalillo-13,
implicit defense of Speaker Lujan’s delaying tactics to voice your objection. Stand up. Be firm, Speak out.
Additionally, I encourage New Mexican Legislators to voice your strong disapproval of Representative Eleanor Chavez’s, D-Bernalillo-13,
dastardly attack on Governor Martinez and New Mexican voters.
Thank you for your attention to this e-mail.
EDITOR NOTE; Following Ms. Bokor’s sending the above to Representative Chavez, Chavez responded and an exchange ensued between them:
1. Some of you were unable to see the photograph that Representative Eleanor Chavez sent me. So, FYI, I’m attaching it here.
2. I’ve had a great many responses to my email regarding the photograph that Representative Eleanor Chavez sent me. Representative Eleanor Chavez responded as well. Here is her reply:
In a message dated 9/10/2011 5:08:16 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: Hey thanks for circulating this.
Dear Representative Chavez,
You are welcome. Others are, unfortunately, copying it to you as if it were a form letter. But I wrote it. It’s an original from me, not a form letter. In any case, I’m pleased to know you get the point.
Whereupon, a few minutes later she responded:
“I am not sure what point you are speaking of. Let me be clear though I do not support your position on the drivers license issue.”
And I wrote back:
Dear Representative Chavez,
I’m referring to the point that 80% New Mexicans disagree with you regarding your position on driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. You have certainly made your position very clear. I am confident New Mexicans are fully aware of it. And if not, I shall endeavor to make them aware of it.
New Mexicans, you might wonder why I am burdening you with this correspondence between myself and Representative Chavez. It’s because her brazen attitude toward her dishonest and unjust treatment of Susana is typical of one who tries to evade the wrongness of her own actions. And because I will not let her get away with that.
3. >From various accounts, it appears that a number of our Representatives are also refusing to let Speaker Lujan and Representatives such as Eleanor Chavez get away with improper use of their position as elected officials. I thank each and every one of our Representatives who are speaking out. To them I say, I hope you will encourage your colleagues to join you in vocally objecting to the delay in the Special Session work and the attacks on Susana—as your constituents are doing. We New Mexicans support you. To quote Sara Palin, ”We have your back.” Stand up, speak out and make yourself heard. Others—present and former legislators who are now candidates for other positions—are also with you. Thank you
EDITOR NOTE; Posted below you’ll find a link to Chavez’s legislative web page. The New Mexico Governmental Conduct Act as ammended, Chapter 10, Article 16 NMSA 1978 comes to mind as I read Chavez’s responses and observe the fake portrayal of Governor Martinez. Maybe a fellow legislator will check into whether Chavez’s actions constitute a violation of the act … especially since she is an employee or employer for a community organizing entity: