Ken Salazar

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will resign his post in March.  Both President Obama and Vice President Biden didn’t want him to go.  He didn’t want to go.  He’s said that this was his dream job.

The Salazar family has a long history in the west.  They have been in southern  Colorado since the 1500’s.  Before Colorado was a state.  Before Colorado was a territory.  Before the region was a part of the United States.

The reason for his leaving is to spend more time with his family.  Now usually when that’s said it’s an excuse for something else.  Not in this case.  Salazar and his wife Hope are the primary caregivers for their granddaughter who has Autism.  His grueling schedule keeps him away from home and the special care his granddaughter needs.  And the support his wife needs.

Salazar has had his share of detractors, but when the history is written, Salazar will go down as the greatest Secretary of the Interior since Stuart Udall.

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  1. Is this a post or a love letter?

  2. I hope Secretary Salazar finds a way to continue his work on behalf of the environment and the West, and to spend more time with his family. Something Colorado-based, with regional or even national scope, would be great.

    No one remembers what a disaster Gale Norton, W’s Interior Secretary, was. I don’t think contestants could name her on Jeopardy. She had so much company in the “flagrantly unsuitable Cabinet Secretary/top official” category. (And now that would be a fun Jeopardy experience.)

  3. “I’ll take George W Bush administration malfeasance for 200, Alex.”

  4. Pauline Phillips, Flinty Adviser to Millions as Dear Abby, Dies at 94

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/18/business/media/pauline-phillips-flinty-adviser-to-millions-as-dear-abby-dies-at-94.html?emc=na&_r=0

    Dear Abby: Two men who claim to be father and adopted son just bought an old mansion across the street and fixed it up. We notice a very suspicious mixture of company coming and going at all hours — blacks, whites, Orientals, women who look like men and men who look like women. … This has always been considered one of the finest sections of San Francisco, and these weirdos are giving it a bad name. How can we improve the neighborhood? — Nob Hill Residents

    Dear Residents: You could move.

  5. When questioned by police why he killed several members of Congress Hannibal Lecter replied “I always wanted to take a Congressional Committee out to eat”.

  6. Depending on the Committee, it could be damned indigestible.

    Hello there anon paranoid, our friend.

  7. Happy Inauguration Weekend!

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