Friday, March 31, 2006

Richardson on Immigration

As chair of the DGA, Governor Richardson sent a letter today to Senators Bill Frist and Harry Reid regarding immigration reform. In the letter Richardson calls for sensible immigration policy:

It is critical that we deploy a sufficient number of border agents and utilize the most
advanced technology to ensure maximum border protection. But real immigration reform will only be achieved with a truly holistic approach. First, it must lead to greater engagement with Mexico to jointly combat human smuggling and create new employment opportunities on both sides of the border. Second, it must give those who are now in the U.S. illegally a path to legalization based on employment, fulfillment of all tax obligations, and a criminal background check. Attempts to deport the 11 million illegal immigrants who are currently here are not only
unrealistic, but they would also break up millions of families that have children who are U.S. citizens.
The entire text of the letter can be read here.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Governor Richardson on Energy Independence

From his op-ed in the Manchester Union Leader:

But, the fact is that America’s reliance on foreign oil has steadily increased to 65 percent under President Bush, not decreased. We need to declare independence from foreign oil, and we need to do it now.

What this will take is an Apollo-like program focused on new technologies and renewable energy resources. This program will help foster an American-made energy economy and create new, high paying jobs here, not send billions of dollars a year to oil despots in the Middle East.

With focused effort and ingenuity, the United States put a man on the moon within a decade of setting its mind to it. We can do the same with energy independence but it will take more than just domestic oil production. We cannot drill our way out of this problem. We use 25 percent of the world’s oil and gas, but we have just 3 percent of its supplies. No one can make those curves cross. And we must implement a comprehensive energy plan, not just pop holes into every prairie, plain, tundra and shoreline — no matter if those pockets would have any significant effect on our national energy needs.

One thing Governor Richardson has that other candidates do not, is credibility and experience in energy matters. As former Secretary of Energy under President Clinton, Richardson has the background and ability necessary to put these words into action.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Richardson on The Road to the White House

CSPAN's "The Road to the White House" will be featuring Governor Richardson this Sunday, March 26 at 6:30pm EST, 3:30pm PST. Here is the link to the show.

It's a good opportunity to get your friends and family together to watch Governor Richardson and show others what he's all about.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Richardson on Fox News Tomorrow Morning

Governor Richardson will be appearing on Fox News tomorrow morning at 9 am Eastern, 7 am Mountain, 6 am Pacific to discuss Iran and Iraq. Earlier in the week, Richardson was in New Hampshire where he called for troops to be brought home.

"We are looking at an endless morass," he said in a speech at a St. Patrick's Day breakfast.

The former United Nations ambassador said the "obsession with Iraq" has kept the focus off international terrorism and North Korea and Iran, which could be developing nuclear weapons.

He told reporters that he would support a withdrawal based on military recommendations and after Iraqi security forces were trained, which could be completed in early 2007.

Tune in tomorrow to hear Governor Richardson elaborate on these thoughts and more.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Added a couple of Richardson vidoes to YouTube

If you haven't watched this video yet, I could not suggest it more. It movcs you beyond the two dimensional (yet great) resume of Bill Richardson and into knowing him as a person. Not many politicians make it a habit of risking their lives to go across the world to save Americans.

I added another one about his trip to Sudan, which is pretty good as well.