03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cartoon: McInnis the Fossil

Former Congressman Scott McInnis was unlikely to stay off radar for too long, and sure enough, last week he announced his candidacy for governor of Colorado. McInnis attacked sitting Guv Bill Ritter for "placing big bets," presumably at the expense of the state. Not to be left out of the analogy wars, Ritter's campaign manager David Kenney shot back, "Scott McInnis is gambling that Colorado will fail, and Bill Ritter is betting that Colorado will succeed."

Apparently all we need is some loose change for the slots, and a weak highball for full immersion in the Vegas portion of the 2010 election pre-scuffle.