Monday, January 3, 2011

New Mexico Governor Makes History

Even the Associated Press recognizes that Susana Martinez has made history as the first woman to be elected governor of New Mexico. But they miss the bigger part of the story, which is that Susana Martinez is the first Hispanic woman to be elected governor anywhere in the United States. The Los Angeles Times noticed that, and highlighted it in their story's lead paragraph, so it's unclear why the AP didn't see it. (Maybe the American Thinker is right, and it just didn't fit the AP's Reid-like template. See also the next-to-last paragraph in Which identical twin is black?.)

Let me put this in a little different way, and succinctly:

The nation's first Hispanic woman governor is a Republican — just like Martin Luther King.

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