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Dan Maes needs a job! Here's our list of the top five possible professions (other than governor)

Was Dan Maes offered a deal, maybe even a govement job, to drop out of the governor's race? The blogosphere was abuzz after the

Post

's

Lynn Bartels broke the Maes story

, wondering who might have made the offer.

The bigger question: What job could you possibly give Dan Maes? Here are five possibilities:

1) Head of the Commission on the Aging. Just look at the sensitivity that Maes has shown to 83-year-old politico Freda Poundstone.

2) Résumé writer. Don't have any fancy credentials? Don't worry -- neither did Maes, but that didn't stop him from beefing up his web site.

3) Head of the Gaming Division. Maes's "undercover" work in Kansas involved an alleged gambling ring -- but resulted in no arrests that anyone can recall. That's the kind of tough oversight Colorado casinos would like to see.

4) Long-distance driver. Judging from the amount Maes has reimbursed himself for mileage from his campaign coffers, this guy is a tireless driver. Or tireless fact-fudger.

5) Magician. How, exactly, did this guy wind up the Republican candidate for governor?

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