Channel 7 investigative reporters Arthur Kane and John Ferrugia have exposed Democrat Governor Bill Ritter’s so-called “hiring freeze” for what it really was:
Gov. Bill Ritter promised a hiring freeze last year to help bridge the budget gap, but a CALL7 investigation found that as many as 2,300 employees were hired during the “freeze.”
As much as a year ago I called out Ritter’s phony “freeze”. In January Denver Post reporter Jessica Fender described Bill Ritter’s so-called “freeze” as “more of a chill”. Back then I asked “Doesn’t anyone want to run for governor against this guy?”
As Penry makes the most effective arguments against the current administration’s lack of leadership in hiring practices, the Lefties are working overtime to discredit him. All I can say is: “Nice try.”
Now I can say with a fair degree of confidence a couple things about this evening’s gubernatorial candidate forum at Colorado Christian University:
- Bill Ritter won’t show up; and
- Josh Penry will acquit himself well, making the most effective arguments for Ritter’s retirement and his own election
I’m willing to wait and see the after-action reports from the forum to confirm my predictions, but that would well fit how the trends have lined up thus far in this race.