Monday, August 01, 2005

Ohh, the anger sharks are swimming in my head!

State Senator John Grubesic (D-Road Rage) had yet another traffic-related incident this past week.

A sheriff's deputy went to Grubesic's home Tuesday because a neighbor reported he was speeding in his Chevrolet Tahoe on Star Vista Road east of Santa Fe and nearly hit her teenage sons who were on bicycles in front of their home. "He came within about 4 feet of one of my sons," Shelly Cobau said Thursday.

According to a police report -- and verified by a recording of the confrontation -- Grubesic first refused to talk with Sgt. Dennis O'Brien and later greeted him and another deputy with angry obscenities.

In case some of you might think they were happy obscenities, no. They were angry obscenities.

I love New Mexico Democrats. They show no second thoughts about piling on one of their own. All I need to do is bring the popcorn.

Gov. Bill Richardson, who appeared with Grubesic at a news conference about an unrelated matter last week, did not want to comment on the latest Grubesic incident, a spokesman said. Richardson has been criticized in the past for ordering his state police drivers to speed, though the governor recently said he no longer would do that.

But the chairman of the state Democratic Party had a thinly veiled suggestion for the senator.

A spokesman for John Wertheim, in an e-mail statement, wrote: "Chairman Wertheim grew up in Santa Fe and considers Senator Grubesic a good friend. (Wertheim) is willing to pick up the tab at Blockbuster if the Senator chooses to rent a certain movie starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson."

Goosefraba, my man, goosefraba.