Not exactly, buttercup. I changed my appearance in the men’s room a number of times, so they wouldn’t recognize me. I used novelty buck teeth, an eye patch, a pronounced limp, a bishop’s miter and I spoke Estonian. So when they figured it out and tossed your butt onto Cordova Road, where did you go then, my heartthrob?.
“Didn’t I read that you were running for mayor?” “Doesn’t that metal thing in your tongue hurt?” “Hey pal, looks like you’ve had way too much to drink!” Believe it or not, I have been to a couple of events here where the opening salvo was the extremely bizarre, “Where is your other home?” Huh? I have another.
The public’s reaction was pretty much like, human beings can’t live without water, and you’re the only ones selling it, so why are you wasting your money on advertising? I also remember when the US Treasury Department spent a fortune to promote some new $20 bills they didn’t think the public would like very much.
The object of Jaramillo’s comment was then City Council member Cris Moore, who had already been here for several years. Now a professor at the Santa Fe Institute, Moore recalls that in his reelection campaign following the incident, he used a photo of himself stepping off a bus.