The Ever-Employable (Just Not Electable) Bernie Buescher

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.

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  1. Awen says:

    I happened to be at a meeting in the SOS office the day Marquez was named to the high court. Buescher commented that she had represented his office when she was in the state services division, but once she was named the head of that division the legal representation was actually handled by other people in that division.

    But definitely, the state services division provides legal work for all state agencies, including the SOS.

  2. GOPwarrior says:

    That Republicans do not have a sense of charity? A Democrat Loser Lawyer Support Program.

  3. bud says:

    which was sorely needed after Mike Coffman’s reign.  Coffman is always about ideology and ready to take his marching orders from the Independence Institute.  He may be incapable of thinking for himself.

    • PERA hopeful says:

      Bernie’s boss will be … Cynthia Coffman.

      • nancycronknancycronk says:

        the phrase “informed CO voter” was an oxymoron. Not only did CO lose the best Secretary of State we’ve had in years, we lost an incredibly talented and intelligent State Treasurer. Arapahoe County did not re-elect a County Treasurer who was awarded “Best County Treasurer” in the United States and Canada for the success of his investments for the county. Watching these races was  like watching a substance-abusing family member or friend destroy their lives. You just want to shout, “Nooooooooooooo…….!” but there is nothing you can do about it.

  4. BlueCat says:

    as being “bewildered” by the appointment (in some local paper) and none too pleased while Suthers praises Gessler’s x-rival, Buescher, very highly for his leadership and management experience and breadth of experience in general. Suthers must have known how this would be received by Gessler. Looks like no love lost there.  Anybody know why?

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