Updated: Friday, 05 Mar 2010, 11:42 PM MST
Published : Friday, 05 Mar 2010, 11:42 PM MST
They belong to the same party but they are rarely on the same page, and now a powerful State Senator said it is time for Gov. Bill Richardson to get out while the getting is good.
Sen. Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, introduced a memorial that went pretty much unnoticed as the special session was winding down Thursday.
It said that "Hollywood Bill," as Jennings called Richardson, should try for that job as CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America.
There was talk Richardson was in the running for the job.
In Senate Memorial 2 , Jennings encourages the Governor, with backhanded compliments, to take the job.
He said Richardson is an "international trouble shooter" with a reputation as a "dedicated and tireless, although somewhat, rumpled public servant" made for Hollywood.
"It fits him like a glove as far as I can see," the Democratic senator from Roswell said. "Because he loves the limelight and his Washington expertise is very well-known."
Jennings also mocked Richardson's efforts to bring Moviemakers to New Mexico.
The memorial states "Tamalewood" has generated countless jobs and more tax revenue "or just more taxes for the rest of us."
Jennings said movies in the state have also forced cities to create laws aimed at fending off "pushy Hollywood-types with their damn trailers full of equipment" that disturb peaceful neighborhoods three in the morning.
Jennings said he hopes the governor will take his advice and take the job, but keep his house here.
"I just hope in the New Mexico residence, so he would pay our taxes," Jennings said. "It went up a little bit, I'd like to have him help us pay."
As for the memorial Jennings introduced, it was still floating around when the special session ended on Thursday.
The Governor's Office did not comment on the idea from Jennings.