What a treat to visit with all five of Colorado’s living governors, who participated Thursday morning in a policy discussion on partisan politics.
They talked about their individual legacies and also offered advice to President Trump, according to The Denver Post’s Jesse Paul.
The governors: Dick Lamm, who was first elected in 1974, Roy Romer, Bill Owens, Bill Ritter and the current occupant, John Hickenlooper, who is term limited after next year.
As a reporter, I covered Owens, Ritter and Hickenlooper. I never covered Lamm or Romer but I interviewed them countless times over the years.
And while at the Rocky Mountain News, I was assigned to write Lamm’s and Romer’s obituaries and have them ready to go, you know, just in case. Yes, awkward, but Lamm was very gracious when I explained why I was interviewing him. My lede: “Dick Lamm did his duty today.”
Lamm and Romer outlived the Rocky, which died in 2009.