Thursday, July 21, 2005
ROGER SNODGRASS, firstname.lastname@example.org, Monitor Assistant Editor
SANTA FE - Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Robert Kuckuck told a state legislative committee he was trying to change external perceptions of the laboratory after a decade of extreme stress.
At the same time, he said he wanted to instill an atmosphere of "civility, trust, communication and respect," inside the laboratory.
"The lab is in a state of overload," he said, adding his biggest goal was to streamline the workload.
"I can't imagine the lab more overworked than it is now," he said.
He described a recent tendency to try to fix too many things at the same time.
Is State Rep. Debbie Rodella, D-Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Taos the same Debbie Rodella from MST-6?
And, is this same Debbie Rodella the spouse of the esteemed Thomas R. Rodella, recently appointed a state judge by Gov. Bill Richardson, who was disciplined for marijuana use, improper use of a weapon and physical abuse during a 13-year career with the State Police. This same judge who hand delivered a get out of jail card for a friend who was arrested for DWI during the July 4 holiday weekend, and then presiding over this persons court appearance?
If this is the same person, how can lab employees sit back and continually be embarrassed by said individual asking the same questions, 1) 9/80 schedule and 2) child care center during every all-hands meeting or meetings with state, federal representatives?
What an embarrassment. I DO NOT ant someone of this caliber representing me in any forums.
Without the Californians the New Mexican Legislators are an irrelevant bunch of posturers, including Nick Salazar (Mora) who never identifies himself as being on LANL's (Community Relations)payroll while praising LANL to the skies. Singing for dollars.
Everyone should see this, once. Just to see how a good idea turns into absolute BS and public relations. But, take an air sick bag. Its pretty bad, watching the legislators grovel before LANL. They have no pride, except for Rodella, who does not grovel.
This panel should be eliminated. With no power over LANL, they get no respect. What's the point?
My experiences with Debbie Rodella have been that she is a hard working legislator with the good of her constituents in mind.
Many women have wished they could control their husbands( and husbands, their wives), but it is impossible to control another human being.
To, more or less quote Dickens, Mr. Micawber in David Copperfield, "If the law thinks I can control my wife, then the law is an ass."
As far as her performance as a legislater, she has always been a patron saint to the DUI people.
Her hiding behind the "local representative" screen to push her personal agenda is almost as bad as Tommy Hooks standing behind the protective cloak of whistleblower. Either way they are both attempting to achieve personal gain from the hard work and diligence of others.
And as they say, perceptions become reality.
So, if she can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.