GRANTS, N.M. –– This story got past me until this recently when my wife and I ventured through New Mexico en route to points west.
It involves New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who according to reports I read followed the Donald J. Trump playbook of paying an accuser a lot of money while denying the accusation leveled against her.
Grisham, a Democrat, forked over 150 grand to a former campaign staffer who said she grabbed by his crotch — in front of a lot of people. He complained, threatened legal action and then got paid the money to keep quiet.
Except that Lujan and her allies deny the event took place.
All of this makes me scratch my noggin and ask: If it didn’t happen, then why pay the dough?
Remind you of anything? How about the $130,000 that Trump paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels who said the two of them took a one-night tumble right after the birth of Trump’s fifth child from his third wife.
Trump denies to this day it happened … but he forked over the cash because he wanted Daniels to be quiet about the non-encounter.
Gov. Grisham’s denial now sounds just as phony.