Update: Welcome, Michelle Malkin readers. Perhaps you’ll agree that Colorado can do much better than our current Democrat governor.
Any article (this one happens to be from 9News) that starts with the following line spells bad news:
Gov. Bill Ritter supports the idea of bringing terror suspects to Colorado to be housed at the federal Supermax prison in Florence.
Go ahead, read the rest of the article. Governor Bill Ritter clearly has a long way to go making a compelling case to the people of Colorado. So why do it? Theories abound:
Is this just another bad Bill Ritter idea? Maybe Ritter owes something to Barack Obama? Maybe the new President has promised truckloads of magical money tree federal cash to spare Ritter’s hide from unpopular state budget cuts? Or maybe Colorado just has a Democratic Party stooge for a chief executive?
Because no one else seems to be persuaded:
Ritter’s acceptance stands in stark contrast to the reactions of leaders in several other states.
Fellow Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas warned the Obama administration not to send prisoners to Fort Leavenworth in her state.
A congressman from California is drafting legislation to prevent suspected terrorists from being held at Camp Pendleton in San Diego.
Even some fellow Colorado Democrats have their eyebrows raised in skepticism:
Rep. Buffie McFadyen (D- Pueblo West) said she opposes bringing military detainees to a civilian prison.
“I’m not worried that someone would break out of Supermax,” said McFadyen. “It just doesn’t seem right that we would burden the Bureau of Prisons with the Department of Defense and the military’s problem.”
Come to think of it, I have a new thesis that might explain this development: Maybe Republican Party operatives, have contracted with Bill Ritter and his staff to help write up campaign talking points for 2010. Because it’s very difficult to see how bringing America’s terrorist enemies in to Colorado to mingle with convicted felons can be a recipe for any kind of success.