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.