Not only has New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson shown terrible disloyalty to the Albuquerque Isotopes, but his flip flopping on that most crucial of political questions is even worse than declaring himself a Devil Rays fans, claims the Herald’s Rob Bradford. From the Associated Press :

Democrat candidate Bill Richardson, vying for the right to hold the nuclear football, swears allegiance to both Red Sox Nation and the Evil Empire.

œI™m a Red Sox fan, said the New Mexico governor, who was born in Pasadena, Calif., but spent his early childhood in Mexico City, where his father worked for a U.S. bank.

As a teenager, Richardson attended boarding school in Concord, Mass., and graduated from Tufts University in 1971. He also pitched a season in the Cape Cod summer league.

He said yesterday, œI™ve always been a Red Sox fan. But I said if I weren™t running for president, I would like to be No. 7 – Mickey Mantle – playing center field for the New York Yankees.

œMy favorite team has always been the Red Sox. I™m a Red Sox fan. End of session, he said. But, he added, œI™m also a Yankees fan.