(CNN) – Colorado’s top elected Democrats are urging President Obama to look west for his Supreme Court nominee – pushing the Secretary of the Interior, native son Ken Salazar, for the opening.
Gov. Bill Ritter and Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennett sent the letter to the White House Thursday asking Salazar be given “serious consideration for this crucial appointment”.
In the letter, they said Salazar “brings the perspective of a Westerner and one of the Hispanic community’s leading voices.” Describing his rise from “humble beginnings in Colorado’s rural San Luis Valley” to state Attorney General and senator, they tout him as a contender “who can add a new perspective to the court.”
Salazar is one of two members of the president’s cabinet who has been mentioned for the court vacancy, along with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Hell no! He is a conservative who would probably vote with the majority of the right leaning justices.
Salazar should loose the hat and the "cowboy" image.
After the shrub that is NOT a good connection, kind of like Dukasis and a tank.
I would never chhose a person who wears such a stupid hat.
No, this one needs to go to a woman, and there are many qualified candidates. Do not raid the new Cabinet for this pick.
KEN SALAZAR is widely respected as a highly educated wise ,thoughtful and fair man in the SENATE and Washington and would be a excellent supreme court justice..
On the lighter side – he may be just what we need, but think the hat has to go – HA
Oh goodness....a woman with the last name beginning in 'S' is the right choice......
The SCOTUS pick should be based on experience and competence, not race or ethnicity! The last Justice picked based on race was Clarence Thomas by Bush Sr., who has been picked to replace the retiring Thurgood Marshall. Since then Thomas turned out to be the laziest, most partisan, most incompetent judge ever on that court!
DEAR GOD! Please do not make this decision. As a Colorado resident I can tell you this would be a horrible choice.
The last thing we need on the highest court is another WHITE guy (and I am a white guy)
A different point of view would be refreshing for a change....