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Best Local Politician to Go Bar Hopping With
The big guy wins this one for the second year in a row. Seriously, who wouldn't love to go bar hopping with the guv. He's gotta have a few good stories to tell. Mayor Chavez took second, and City Councilor Eric Griego and former city councilor turned Alibi columnist Greg Payne tied for fourth. To be fair Griego probably deserved one extra vote for the entry that said, “the guy who thinks he's funny,” but the judges said no. Of course, Payne learned the virtues of sobriety the hard way, so perhaps folks thought he might be useful as a designated driver.
Since we live in a city menaced by drunk drivers, it was only natural that this category elicited a fair amount of cynicism and ridicule. Other notable entries included: “The one who just got a D.W.I.,” “Hmm ... there are so many drunks in politics,” and “Heather Wilson (TD's anyone?).”