Under Santa Fe Skies

by Susan Tungate

“Breaking Bad” in So Many Ways

Many of us here Under Santa Fe Skies have been shaking our heads violently this week in dismay.

The first nominee in the category of  what could they be thinking is the Candy Lady. The Candy Lady, who owns a shop in Albuquerque, is selling “meth candy.”  The sugar rock candy is dyed blue and sold for a dollar a bag, in tribute to the television show “Breaking Bad” set in Albuquerque. The bags are selling fast to kids and tourists alike. News flash for Candy Lady: We have a drug epidemic in New Mexico. There are better, more life affirming ways to earn a dollar than to glamorize a drug that has destroyed so many lives in New Mexico.

The second nominee: Representative Todd Akin of Missouri who announced that victims of “legitimate rape” cannot get pregnant.

The third nominee: the people of Missouri who vote for him.

Tomorrow I will get back to chiles and curiosities and best places to have breakfast. A person just has to vent on occasion.

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