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More Albuquerque Trivia

From the Albuquerque Tricentennial Trivia cards comes another indicative morsel from the Mayor Marty Chavez administration. 

Playing with these cards is enhanced by requiring shots of tequila both before and after attempting to answer.  No one gets the answers right and the questions make more sense if you're drunk.

::salt shot lime::Tequilasunnywindow

Q:  When did Albuquerque experience its first politicking?

Oh gosh.  Wait, wait.  Lemme see.  The definition of politics is pretty broad right?  From Wikipedia:

Politics is the process by which decisions are made within groups. Although the term is generally applied to behavior within governments, politics is also observed in all human group interactions, including corporate, academic, and religious institutions. ...One theorist, Harold Lasswell, has defined politics as "who gets what, when, and how."

Ummm.  Umm.  Probably one of the early elections right?  Uh, I mean, engagement in politics goes way back right?  Before elections?  Um. OK.  So I'm gonna guess it was some movida with a land grant.  Right?  Right?  Am I right? 

A:  In 1706, acting Gov. Francisco Cuervo y Valdez assured the king and viceroy that the villa he had founded included 35 familes and a spacious church and that the settlers had finished building their houses.  An investigation six years later revealed 19 original families ... and a simple church.  the governor apparently was trying to impress his superiors.

Gosh.  We're commemorating a history of deceit?!    Politicking is synonymous with lying?  This would explain a lot about this administration. 

::salt shot lime::        Coco

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