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So in essence Governor Martinez is flaunting the law that requires Senate confirmation in order to be a cabinet secretary. Her lawbreaking shows that ts usual, she has no regard for anything except what she wants. She can says the Senate has dragged its feet, but they have the right to do so. She has not complained about the fact that the GOP in Congress has done the same thing to hundreds of appointments by President Obama for 5 years.

Marvin H. Gladstone

One very sound reason for the delay is the NM Constitution, which requires that the appointee be an "educator." Skandera is not and has never been an educator, either academically, or by formal training or experience. Any senator voting to confirm shall have violated his/her oath; indeed, the constitutional requirement calls into very serious question the legality of her appointment as "designate" or "acting".

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Milan Simonich writes about New Mexico politics and government from the Santa Fe Bureau for the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership.

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