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Richardson may visit North Korea

Gov. Bill Richardson (Photo by Heath Haussamen)

With the situation in North Korea having gotten pretty dicey in recent months, Gov. Bill Richardson – a favorite of the North Korean government – may be heading back there next week.

That’s according to the Washington Post:

“Adm. Mike Mullen, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, is off this week to South Korea to tell officials that the United States is standing with them. And there’s talk that outgoing New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson may be off to North Korea next week for a private chat with top officials at the invitation of key people in the nuclear crowd over there.”

Richardson, a former ambassador and a global troubleshooter, has negotiated with the North Koreans several times in the past. In fact, during the Bush presidency, the North Koreans came to Santa Fe to talk to Richardson rather than going to Washington.

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  1. Thank you Bill Richardson. I am relieved that a skilled and experienced negotiator is going to N. Korea to help settle things down. Our nation can not afford another hot war front. We don’t have the money and we don’t have the man power with our ongoing occupations in the Middle East.

  2. Regarding “Frozen Lightning” by Bill Althouse, maybe Althouse should write another book entitled, “Frozen Ambitions, Richardson’s Legacy of Failures.”

  3. Are NM taxpayers paying for this trip or just those who contributed to his PAC thinking he’d be VP by now? PT Barnum of “there’s a sucker born every minute” fame, would have loved this guy. Quick–get the camera…an international crisis! What an opportunity to get the Guv’s face plastered all over the media. This is even better than the Time Square scam pulled a few years back, with the Guv”s neon image looking down on all the little people. Maybe Obama will soon be calling.

  4. My guess is te soon to be ex.Gov is going to deliver some red and green chili to his comunist compadres for the holidays. I bet he has a Cuban cigar or two from his visits to Fidels Cuban paridice he will take over there as peace offerings too. But at the end of the day…yet another wasted trip on the tab of the US tax payer. He must be bored and upset now that Susana is measuring the governors mansion for new drapes.

  5. By the way what’s with Richardson in all of these TV commercials lately? I’ve seen two this week, a DWI one and another one about hispanic education. The DWI one seems to be airing a lot.

    I hope Susana doesn’t start doing these commercials. It is very self promoting.

    Speaking about promotion, I find it real funny that as I type this, there’s an Amazon.com ad on this very web page promoting a book by Bill Richardson called “Leading by Example”. Best Price is $0.01 or Buy New for $3.09. Wow, they must really be flying off the bookshelves at prices like that! LOL.

    There’s also “Frozen Lightning: Bill Richardson’s Strike on the Political Landscape of New Mexico”. Price: $6.78.

    I think this says a lot about the worth of Bill Richardson.

  6. This year I am using my advent calendar not to celebrate christmas or any other religious event. Only twenty-four more days…

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