New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson knows all the great news angles and pardoning Billy the Kid, as he was thinking of doing, would have kept him ablaze in the press for at least a week. Richardson and this pardon may have been the single threat to Anderson Cooper’s & Kathy Griffin’s ratings tonight.
But pardoning the Kid would have been a major mistake and would have been something that might have preempted President Barack Obama from putting the talented nearly former New Mexico Governor to work on the international stage where he really belongs.
I think Richardson is the right presidential envoy to finally end the Cold War with Cuba and bring that relationship into the 21st century.
Richardson should be made America’s Special Presidential Envoy on US-Cuba policy.
— Steve Clemons