“I carried a Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum ““ that gun weighed more than I did! My parents grew that small business-from one 18-year-old guarding a bingo-to more than 125 people in three states. And sure, there was help along the way. But my parents took the risk. They stood up. And you better believe that they built it.” [Politico]

OUT OF THE west she became a rising light on Thursday. Gov. Susan Martinez is the first female governor of New Mexico and the first female Latino governor in the country. We will be seeing her a lot in the years to come.