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Re: New Mexico Governor Re-Kindles Roswell -

From: Chuck Zukowski <zukowski.nul>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 15:25:47 -0700
Fwd Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 07:11:14 -0500
Subject: Re: New Mexico Governor Re-Kindles Roswell -

>From: Terry Colvin <fortean1.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 13:03:22 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
>Subject: New Mexico Governor Re-Kindles Roswell

>FWD: [forteana] New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson a UFO Buff?


>A friend of mine asked herself why New Mexico governor Bill
>Richardson hadn't made much of a splash yet, and a reader
>pointed her in the direction of this story from 2004


>San Francisco Chronicle


>Flying Saucers In New Mexico? Governor Re-Kindles Roswell

>Keay Davidson, Chronicle Science Writer

>Monday, August 16, 2004

>Ten years after the U.S. Air Force closed its books on the claim
>that a UFO crashed in Roswell, N.M., in 1947, a top Democratic
>Party figure wants to reopen the investigation into the cosmic
>legend. Despite denials by federal officials, many UFO buffs
>cherish the notion that in early summer of 1947, a flying saucer
>crashed in rural Roswell, scattering alien bodies and saucer
>debris across the terrain.

>Now Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico, who chaired the recent
>Democratic convention in Boston, says in his foreword to a new
>book that "the mystery surrounding this crash has never been
>adequately explained - not by independent investigators, and not
>by the U.S. government.

>There are as many theories as there are official explanations.

>"Clearly, it would help everyone if the U.S. government disclosed
>everything it knows," says Richardson, who served as Energy
>secretary under President Bill Clinton. "The American people can
>handle the truth - no matter how bizarre or mundane.

>With full disclosure and our best scientific investigation, we
>should be able to find out what happened on that fateful day in
>July 1947." The passage appears in a paperback titled "The
>Roswell Dig Diaries," published in collaboration with TV's SciFi
>Channel by Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. The
>"dig" of the title refers to an archaeological dig at the
>supposed crash site.

>A Richardson aide, Billy Sparks, confirmed the governor's remarks.
>Richardson "is interested in either debunking the story or
>(encouraging) full disclosure" of any unreleased records on the
>case, Sparks said.


>The story also notes that the then-executive director of the New
>Mexico Republican Party, Greg Graves, is a native of Roswell who
>suspects the crashed object was "something more than a weather
>balloon," wants to know what really happened.

>It's hard to see this unusual interest on Richardson's part
>single-handedly hindering his bid. But it is easy to picture
>this stand spurring some scoffs among his rivals. What's that
>old saying, hang a lantern on your problem?


I don't think UFOs are the issue. The preface of our Roswell Dig
Diaries book was written by Governor Richardson. I think he's
laying low waiting for the other Presidential runners to make a
mistake. And they're starting to do that already.

Excerpt from his web site:

Bill Richardson: Governor, Congressman, Presidential Contender:
Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico was elected in 2002 and
reelected in 2006. On January 21, 2007, Richardson entered the 2008
race for the White House. He was on John Kerry's vice-presidential
short list, and was chair of the Democratic 2004 Convention.

Richardson was a Congressman for 7 terms, from 1983-97, served as UN
Ambassador from 1997-98 and was US Secretary of Energy under Bill
Clinton from 1998-01. Richardson is the nation's only Hispanic


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