Dozen Domeni­cis needed in Se­nate

Santa Fe New Mexican - - OPINIONS -

I am pretty much what a South­erner would call a “yel­low-dog Democrat,” which is a per­son who would rather vote for a yel­low dog than a Repub­li­can, but over many years, I worked closely with Pete Domenici on a num­ber of is­sues — the Rio Grande bosque and the Valles Caldera at the top of the list — and, even when I dis­agreed with his po­si­tions, I re­spected him enor­mously and liked him. He told you what he thought with no fuss or hedg­ing, and if he said he would do some­thing, it was as good as done. He was prag­matic and down-to-earth, and I will miss him. If we could trade out the McCon­nells, Cruzes and In­hofes of to­day’s Congress for a dozen or so Domeni­cis, we might have a func­tional Se­nate and maybe a start to­ward a ra­tio­nal GOP. Wil­liam deBuys Chamisal

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