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Morning Word, 04-09-13

Gov. Susana Martinez has largely been teflon in her term as governor — but as Martinez’s status grows on a national scale, so does the focus on everything she does.

For example, a veto of a bill that would have provided help for domestic partners of veterans went national, at least in liberal news outlets. It was covered by the Huffington Post, Salon and Rachel Maddow’s show.

Martinez’s office says the problem with the bill was that it did not define what domestic partners meant.

A lot of this could have been avoided if Martinez had used her veto pen to reject the bill — instead she pocket vetoed the bill, which means there was no explanation.

On to the Word:

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Matthew Reichbach has blogged about New Mexico politics since 2006. Matthew was a co-founder of New Mexico FBIHOP with his brother and part of the original hirings at the groundbreaking website the New Mexico Independent. Matthew has covered events such as the Democratic National Convention and Netroots Nation. In addition to politics, Matthew is an avid sports fan, especially of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and TV fan.

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