From a press release from Attorney General John Suthers this morning–former Secretary of State Bernie Buescher is taking a job in Suthers’ office, filling the post of Deputy Attorney General for the State Services Section. Suthers’ appointment of Buescher is yet another case of those who know the longtime civil servant seeing a value in his service that the voters, for whatever reason, have not. Says AG Suthers, “Bernie is a proven leader and manager. His breadth of experience as an attorney, an elected official and a statewide executive will make him an excellent addition to the Office of the Attorney General’s management team.”
Buescher replaces Monica Marquez, who was appointed to the state Supreme Court last year.
UPDATE: The Colorado Independent has the real punchline:
Buescher served as secretary of state until being defeated by Republican Scott Gessler in November. He will now provide legal advice to Gessler’s office.