Colorado Politics: An ancient Chinese proverb theorizes an opportunity embedded in every political crisis. Winston Churchill recast it as: “Never let a crisis go to waste.” Rahm Emanuel then recycled Churchill’s sentiment in response to the Great Recession of 2009 when serving as chief of staff to Barack Obama. A corollary that may have similar origins is, “When a locked door opens unexpectedly, step through before it shuts.”
Brian Boatright, chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, has invited the legislative and executive branches to undertake a joint investigation of disgraceful behavior reported within the judiciary department’s disciplinary process and deliberately hidden before David Migoya of The Denver Post exposed the pattern to public view.
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