Posts tagged: Bill Richardson

Billy the Kid Does NOT Get a Pardon

Billy the Kid will not receive a pardon from Gov. Bill Richardson on Richardson’s last day in office.The New Mexico governor made his decision public today, after much outside speculation and derision.  (The full text of his announcement is reprinted below.)  Money quote:

The Billy the Kid Pardon: Eight Burning Questions About a Dopey Controversy

Enough!  Enough of these endless headlines about a maybe-pardon for Billy the Kid.  Since nobody has explained to my satisfaction why we’re even talking about it in 2010, I’ve done the research.  Here are the answers to your eight burning questions about Billy the Kid and the Great Dopey Pardon Scandal of 2010.

Bill Richardson Out as Commerce Secretary

Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico has withdrawn his name as nominee for Secretary of Commerce, says NBC News.NBC says Richardson cited “a pending investigation into a company that has done business with his state” as the reason. The network also says that president-elect Barack Obama accepted the withdrawal with “deep regret.”