Dec. 21—Pictures of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham with other politicians or everyday folks are a typical sight on social media.
But here’s the tall and the brief of it: Some images of the governor produce a more substantial reaction than other folks.
This kind of was the case in excess of the weekend when the 4-foot-10 governor posed future to a New Mexico Point out Police officer who is a towering 7 feet tall.
The image of Lujan Grisham standing up coming to Officer Timothy Smith, who has been on the force two yrs, sparked countless numbers of reactions on the governor’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts.
“Men and women respect the governor putting up one thing that just puts a smile on folks’ face, and she actually liked assembly Officer Smith,” Nora Meyers Sackett, the governor’s press secretary, stated Monday.
“It was just a nice minute,” she claimed.
Lujan Grisham achieved the officer, who is assigned to District 2 in Eagle’s Nest, when she traveled to Springer to meet up with with the local community and go to the town’s once-a-year Xmas mild parade at the invitation of Mayor Boe Lopez, Sackett claimed.
“She likes to say she’s the shortest governor, and she is,” she said. “She asked him if she could consider a picture with him, and he was very, incredibly type and explained indeed, that he was happy to do so.”
Sackett called their assembly “a impressive mixture of unique heights.”
The top distinction is so hanging the image almost seems Photoshopped.
“There wasn’t any illusion about it — it was just an exact photo of them,” she explained. “There is certainly some wonderful range in New Mexico and that contains peak range. The governor is a fantastic case in point of that.”
As of Monday afternoon, the photograph had produced much more than 5,200 reactions on Facebook, most of them “likes,” along with a lot more than 500 comments.
On Twitter, the photograph so far has gained practically 1,100 likes, 76 retweets and a lot more than 100 reviews.
The opinions on equally social media platforms had been mixed. Some aren’t suit for a loved ones newspaper.
“Form of reminds me of Napoleon and his army, his enforcers,” Chris Nixon wrote on Fb.
George Fischer thanked the governor for all she does for New Mexico and the officer for his support to the group.
“I guess you don’t review NM to other states,” Robbi Jennings responded to Fischer’s remark. “She is a failure.”
Brittny Huffman steered very clear of politics in the thread.
“This is how I really feel when going for walks with my son,” she wrote, adding she’s 5-foot-5 and her son is a foot taller.
“He offers me a really hard time about being brief,” Huffman extra. “I just remind him that God just grows issues til they are great.”
Observe Daniel J. Chacón on Twitter @danieljchacon.