The ink has barely had time to dry on the story of CU President Elizabeth Hoffman’s resignation, and uberblogger Hugh Hewitt has openly declared his candidacy for the job on his nationally-syndicated radio show. Having read off a list of qualifications that include his vast array of personal connections with the state’s leading political leaders, Hewitt seems prematurely confident that he would have an inside track for the University of Colorado presidency.
Well, this politically active, taxpaying Colorado citizen remains skeptical. Let’s just say I need to see and hear more first. After Hoffman’s ongoing media fiascos, we need a state university leader who can keep his snowmobile from crashing into trees. Then again, maybe a high-profile job like the CU presidency would limit his spare time and keep him off the snowmobile in the first place.
The thought of an Ohio State Buckeye football aficionado taking the helm at the University of Colorado doesn’t portend much chance of reform in the athletic department. It does portend the possible importation of a poisonous mascot and a bad fight song.
I must confess, however, I like his idea to open up a CU-Alaska campus where he can transfer Ward Churchill. But rather than CU-Alaska, how about CU-Greenland?
Blog readers, please share your feedback about the possible benefits or drawbacks of a Hugh Hewitt administration at the University of Colorado.