Our governor has two years left in office – well, maybe.
Rumor has it that the Bush administration has its eye on
Colorado Gov. Bill Owens for a post during the president’s second
term. If Owens were to take such a position, he would likely have
to leave his governorship prematurely.
Owens has said he expects to complete his four-year term as
governor, but that hasn’t kept people from talking about the
possibility of him leaving.
“I appreciate the speculation, and I’m honored by it,” Owens
said in Thursday’s Denver Post. “But I don’t expect to get an
offer, and I’m not sure if I did that I’d accept it. It would
The problem is, however, that it shouldn’t depend on anything.
Owens was elected by the citizens of Colorado to do a specific job
for a specific amount of time, and that should be all that matters.
Regardless of who comes calling – the executive branch of our
federal government included – the governor’s priority should be the
post he was elected to serve.
Odds are all these rumors will amount to nothing. Owens says he
is committed to his current position, and this whole thing is
likely just gossip being told around the political water
But if Owens is actually thinking about reneging on the contract
he signed with Colorado residents, he should reconsider where his