Thursday, December 11, 2008


I had to split from my office at the state Capitol this afternoon about 3:30 p.m. or so due to an envelope containing white powder found at the governor's office about an hour before.

Read my Web bulletin at The New Mexican site HERE

The guy first who told me about the situation, KOB reporter Gadi Schwartz, later was quarantined and forced to be scrubbed and bleached. Gadi reported that he got to show in Bill Richardson's personal shower. Big Time!

Ironically on Wednesday — a day before the envelope arrived at the Roundhouse — I asked Richardson spokesman Gilbert Gallegos about the governor receiving a white powder in the mail. This was because a Rhode Island news Web site erroneously had reported Richardson among the governors to receive such a package. Gallegos said Wednesday the publication must have heard about a similar 2005 incident at our state capitol.

No word yet whether the powder is toxic or not.

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