U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar is a leading contender to become President-elect Barack Obama's Interior secretary, two sources have confirmed.
Reuters News Service used even stronger language in a report Sunday, saying Salazar had become the top candidate for the job.
Alas, Ken Salazar has no child to take his seat, in accordance with the tradition exemplified by Houses Biden or Kennedy* (or the lesser Illinois House Madigan), so he is seeking to have anointed as his heir his older brother John, who is currently the Representative for Colorado's Third District. I actually support this: CO-03 has a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+6, after all. It the idea pleases you, too, the Colorado GOP site is here. Just in case they actually do us this favor.
PS: When your gasoline bill goes up again next year, remember: it's because Ken Salazar hates oil shale development more than he likes American fuel consumers.
Hey, I'm just the messenger.
*Say what you like about the Bush Dynasty, but at least they have the common courtesy to actually run for office in different states each time.