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Governor still speeding?

April 17, 2006

By Kate Nash

The Washington Post was first to report on our governor's penchant for speeding.
Then, local reporters jumped on the story.

But the Denver Post over the weekend was the latest to write about Richardson's apparent habit of going above the speed limit.


Here's a bit from the piece by reporter Michael Riley:


Rewind 10 hours. It's 8:15 a.m. and Richardson is running late.

As a state patrolman pushes the governor's Ford hybrid sport utility vehicle toward 90 mph, coaxing it to an unnatural whine, Richardson punches buttons on one of his three cellphones.

He calls an aide and discusses potential fundraising events in April and May with Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Then he dials U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., leaving a message on the Senate minority leader's cellphone about an immigration-reform bill being debated that day: "I don't like this Hagel-Martinez initiative. It's sort of half a loaf. Let's hold fast."

Richardson has often joked that the hybrid is slow. He must have meant in comparison to the Lincoln Navigator that State Police used to drive for him...

Posted by Kate Nash at 01:42 PM |



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