Friday, November 12, 2010

Hickenloopers transition team - ordinary people need not apply

Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper named 52 people to his statewide transition committee this week. It’s an interesting group for many reasons.

The vast majority are residents are residents of of the Denver/Boulder metro area. A fair number are Republicans, business people, or both.

If one word can define all of them, it would be success. They own companies, are partners in law firms, have big jobs, and, if they work for someone else, collect big paychecks.

I doubt whether there’s a single person on the list who makes less than $250,000, whose credit score is below 720, who lives paycheck to paycheck, who worries about missing the next mortgage payment, who doesn’t have great health insurance or whose kids may not be able to go to college.

The list might be a bit of a wake-up call to the hundreds of thousands of Democrats and independent voters who were seduced by Hickenlooper’s unpretentious, down-to-earth persona.

Still, it’s surprising that he didn’t bother to round up a few ordinary people to stand in the back row of the group photo.     More -

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