Gov’s $7,900 Xmas Party Prompts Dems to Call for Oversight

Santa Fe –  Governor Martinez’s Christmas Parties are now legendary. Her post-party 911 call to Santa Fe Police drew national attention after she used the occasion to demand the names of anyone who complained about the rowdy post-gala pizza party she attended in an upscale Santa Fe hotel. It also didn’t help that she told police to go away instead of investigating. State Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez noted that anyone else would likely have gone to jail for that action alone:

“Any regular person who tried to do what she did would be subject to a charge of obstruction” Sen. Sanchez #NMPol
— NM Senate Democrats (@NMSenateDems) December 23, 2015
After the fact, we learn that the governor’s office paid for the big Christmas blowout was paid for by taxpayers at a cost of more than $7,900. What was wrong with the office potluck?

Washington Post: Martinez “Palin-esque” and a punch line for GOP leaders



Santa Claus keeps bringing Susana Martinez lumps of coal in these last weeks of 2015. First, 911 tapes exposed Martinez’s bullying, vindictive personality (“It’s public record – give it to me!), then new tapes from the officer who responded to the gov’s rowdy hotel room pizza party (can we talk about the maturity of a 56-year old woman attending a prom-like pizza party in a hotel room after midnight?) showed that not only was Martinez drunk but she lied to the media in her apology tour explaining the first tapes. All this helped make Susana Martinez a trending topic on Facebook and Twitter last weekend and that has gotten the attention of national Republicans whom Martinez wants to impress very badly. Today, the Washington Post’s national political correspondent gives us the inside scoop on how GOP leaders are responding to the news out of Santa Fe – and its not good for the once rising star. In addition to being posted online, Hohmann’s column is emailed daily to subscribers for national political news.

Report: Taxpayers paid $8000 for Gov’s party

911 calls of Susana Martinez broke the internet Friday. The New Mexico Political Report was the first to post the calls online and more than 113,000 people have listened to drunk Susana Martinez on that site alone.  They reported that their site crashed several times Friday as national outlets linked to the story. Over the weekend, the bad news kept coming for Martinez as The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that federal investigators had subpoenaed travel records, payroll records and other documents of Susana Martinez, her former deputy Amy Orlando and an investigator in her Doña Ana County District Attorney’s Office. Notably, the subpoenas were listed as being part of a “criminal investigation.”

[LISTEN] Susana Martinez drunk dialed 9-1-1 and the audio is amazing

Everyone has that one co-worker or cousin who gets a little too tipsy at the holiday party, but Governor Martinez just took it to a whole new level.  
When the staff of the El Dorado Hotel called Santa Fe police at 1:30 am last weekend to evict the partiers in room 465, the partier-in-chief called 9-1-1 herself demanding to know why they were coming.  
“I am the governor of the state of New Mexic-oooo… I’m sitting in there with my sister, who is disabled, and about six other people eating pizzz-aa” Susana Martinez tells 911. “Call them off!”