Former Denver D.A. Bill Ritter has been talking for months about joining with former nemesis Tom Strickland at the lawfirm of Hogan & Hartson (Strickland sternly talked Ritter out of opposing him for U.S. Senate in 2002), but Ritter still doesn't have a job there and people at the office don't seem to know whether he's coming or not. What's that have to do with politics, you ask?
Ritter was rumored to be getting a job at Hogan & Hartson (former congressman Scott McInnis also works there), in part so that he could run for governor from that job. Ritter has been telling people that he was going to work at H&H, but he's going to look pretty silly if the job doesn't pan out - and he's also going to need something to do to set up any potential run for governor. Ritter is not independently wealthy and needs a source of income in order to run for governor, so if he doesn't get this big job he could be scrambling to find a new alternative.
All of this could be moot, anyway, if Ritter doesn't start doing something to show that he is a serious gubernatorial candidate - and soon. He continues to tell all who will listen that he is running for governor, but there is a big difference between running for governor and just talking about it. Doing the latter won't get you anywhere, and right now, Ritter is nowhere.