POSTED: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 5:33pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 2:49pm
SUNLAND PARK - Mayor Martin Resendiz wants to run for congress, but it appears he's the laughing stock of the nation.
Last night, comedian George Lopez blasted the mayor on his late night talk show for signing documents while drunk.
"Right now he's taking quite a hit," Political Science Professor Gregory Rocha said.
Rocha told us that Mayor Resendiz can still overcome the negative attention, but he might have a harder time finding campaign donors.
"I'm not going to give money to a candidate that looks to be a loser or somebody that doesn't have a chance at winning," Rocha said to explain the mentality of a campaign contributor.
So we posed the question to you. Would you trust a politician that admitted to drinking and signing important documents?
"Oh hell no. I wouldn't trust politicians in general. At least he's being honest, but it's sheer stupidity," Tim Hamlon said.
"Obviously people will vote for anybody," Becky Young said.
"He can always spin this, or people have short attention spans and go the other way. So yea, sure he could walk away from it, but for now it's funny. Maybe a little tragic, but it's hilarious," Hamlon added.
We asked Mayor Resendiz for comment through his city's spokesman earlier today, but we never heard back from him.
The City of Sunland Park is now counter-suing the company, but the Sunland Park Spokesman would not talk about those lawsuits. He cited "pending litigation."
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