Hickenlooper: On second thought, I did talk to Bloomberg about gun control

posted at 10:01 am on June 17, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

It’s bad enough for an executive to have to perform a walk-back. How about when an executive has to walk back the walkback? Jazz took note of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s strange apology to law enforcement last week when his gun-control efforts backfired. Well, his apology has also backfired, thanks to Hickenlooper’s selective memory and the clear data record.

In this clip from Revealing Politics, Hickenlooper chides one questioner for asking why the governor talked about the gun-control agenda with Michael Bloomberg rather than the sheriffs. “Let’s stick to the facts,” Hickenlooper rebuked Weld County Sheriff John Cooke. “I never talked with Mayor Bloomberg.” Really?

No, not really, reported Fox’s Denver affiliate KDVR:

Complete Colorado, which first reported the governor’s statement, had already obtained phone records from Hickenlooper’s cell phone showing that he did speak with Bloomberg last year.

Additionally, the conservative website Revealing Politics posted edited video of the exchange.

On Monday afternoon, Hickenlooper’s office acknowledged that the governor spoke carelessly.

“The governor often jokes about his ability to put his foot in his mouth, because he does,” said Eric Brown, the governor’s spokesman. “It is well established that Gov. Hickenlooper spoke with Mayor Bloomberg, as well as NRA President Keene and many other stakeholders in the gun safety debate. In fact, the governor released phone records on this matter.

“When the governor told an audience of sheriffs that he had not talked to Bloomberg, the governor was attempting to convey he never had a conversation with Bloomberg that influenced the decision he made. In no way did the governor intend to mislead the sheriffs or anyone else.”

Really? The point of the question was to ask why Hickenlooper talked with Bloomberg rather than law-enforcement leaders in his own state. Clearly, the intent of the answer was to avoid answering that question by misleading Cooke and the other sheriffs into thinking that no such conversations took place. I don’t know how the dictionaries at the Colorado capital define “mislead,” but Merriam-Webster defines “mislead” as “to lead astray :  give a wrong impression.”

This still leaves the question open to Hickenlooper. Why would he seek advice on a Colorado law-enforcement issue from a former mayor of New York City rather than the law-enforcement leaders in his own state, especially since the latter would have to enforce whatever law Hickenlooper got passed? The walkback from this walkback of the previous walkback should be fascinating.

Maybe Hickenlooper’s office can contract with the people who did the credits to this film. Either that, or they can start talking about llamas!


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WOW! I hope people in Colorado remove this guy this year. But the money from Bloomberg – when will people wake up?

Yada, yada, yada.

MN J on June 17, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Sounds like he got bit by a moose.

Flange on June 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Gun grabbers lie, all the time. They have to, because they don’t have the facts or the people on their side.

juliesa on June 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Brain damage is contagious.

faraway on June 17, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Well this just put him in the top five most favorites to run as the VP for Hildabeast.

Appalacher on June 17, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Gun control polls in CO must be REALY troubling for the Hick.

iurockhead on June 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Sounds like he got bit by a moose.

Flange on June 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

My sister was bit by a moose once.

Axeman on June 17, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Bloomberg’s Top Advocate Admits Gun Control Proposals Wouldn’t Stop Mass Shootings
As of Friday, Glaze left his post with MAIG Everytown and is admitting in an exit interview with the Wall Street Journal that the proposals outlined by the gun control group and sent to Congress, would not have prevented mass shootings in the past and won’t stop them in the future. (bolding is mine)

Mr. Glaze said the movement hasn’t solved one of its signature problems: Many mass shootings wouldn’t have been stopped by tighter regulations proposed by gun-control advocates, even if they might have prevented other gun crimes.

So there you have it. Like we’ve always known and through their own admission, gun control advocates aren’t actually about solving problems, but instead are about giving the government more control over your life. Their goal is to strip Americans of their constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights and they use the crisis of mass shootings as a stomping ground to do so. Their proposals don’t work to prevent mass shootings, but we can at least thank Glaze for being honest (this time).http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/06/16/bloombergs-top-gun-control-advocate-admits-proposals-wouldnt-stop-mass-shootings-n1852230

DinaRehn on June 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM

“The governor often jokes about his ability to put his foot in his mouth, because he does,” said Eric Brown, the governor’s spokesman.

In the old days they called this “lying”.

Seriously, a nation of 300 million people and the best we can find are douchebags like this, like Boehner, like Cantor, like Pelosi, like Killary, like DOG EATER.

Bishop on June 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM

My sister was bit by a moose once.

Axeman on June 17, 2014 at 10:10 AM

moose bites Kan be pretti nasti…

Flange on June 17, 2014 at 10:16 AM

So who isn’t sick of lying politicians? Lies lies lies all the time. It’s all we get. Then we have the most corrupt lying ruling junta in us history breaking every law they want to with utter impunity. It’s almost like they are trying to incite the citizenry to civil unrest.

What’s their endgame here?

Harbingeing on June 17, 2014 at 10:16 AM

In my dictionary, “mislead” stands for “give a wrong person an acute case of lead poisoning”.

Rix on June 17, 2014 at 10:18 AM

The governor often jokes about his ability to put his foot in his mouth

There’s a difference between lying and “putting your foot in your mouth”. One is intentional.

taznar on June 17, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Gun grabbers lie, all the time. They have to, because they don’t have the facts or the people on their side.

juliesa on June 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

And they do the Gun-grabber two-step:

1 After each incident that they think they can use to decimate our Commonsense Civil Rights they will LIE with the implication gun regulation doesn’t exist.

2 And after the latest infringement gets passed, they will tout that as just a first or ‘baby step’..

Then when those infringements don’t do the trick – as per usual – the next time around they return to step one and do it all over again.

DinaRehn on June 17, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Seriously, a nation of 300 million people and the best we can find are douchebags like this, like Boehner, like Cantor, like Pelosi, like Killary, like DOG EATER.

Bishop on June 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Every bureaucratic system is like a septic tank: the biggest chunks always float to the top.

Rix on June 17, 2014 at 10:19 AM

So “putting one’s foot in one’s mouth” now means “lying when readily available proof to the contrary exists”.

Looks like the Second American Revolution will need to be implemented at the state as well as the federal level.

ROCnPhilly on June 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Does Hickie know that giving misleading information to law enforcement usually leads to an arrest? But, then, he’s been giving misleading information to the citizens of CO for years. Must be something in the air there.

Kissmygrits on June 17, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Gun control polls in CO must be REALY troubling for the Hick.

iurockhead on June 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

When half your state is ready to “go Galt” and form their own state, taking all the productivity, talent, and personal liberty with them, leaving you with the moochers of society, that tends to get your attention, whether you admit it or not.

CurtZHP on June 17, 2014 at 10:23 AM

My sister was bit by a moose once.

*ONCE*…

/Joe Piscopo

Dirty Creature on June 17, 2014 at 10:26 AM

What’s their endgame here?

Harbingeing on June 17, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Resettlement in the east.

Be sure to mark your luggage clearly with your name so it can be returned to you at your final destination.

Bishop on June 17, 2014 at 10:26 AM

It’s very depressing to see a formerly thriving and free state decend into the wretched, vile, putrid septic tank of Demoncrat-ism.
To all you Texans and Arizonans advertising the economic and personal freedoms you all enjoy, PLEASE STOP!!!!
The Real American (un-leftist) citizenry must IMMEDIATELY embark on a multi million dollar ad campaign highlighting how horrible the business climate is, the crushing tax rates and borderline totalitarian government are in your states. Yes, it’s not true. But this may innoculate you from the Demoncrat plague moving into your states.
Just as every deadly and horrible virus needs a host on which to feed, the leftist trash are slithering into your area since they have sucked every last ounce of good from their former hosts.

acetylene420 on June 17, 2014 at 10:27 AM

My sister was bit by a moose once.

Axeman on June 17, 2014 at 10:10 AM

I think that guy was a member of the Elks, actually.

M240H on June 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Let’s walk this thing way back: You elected a guy named ‘Hickenlooper’?

Tsar of Earth on June 17, 2014 at 10:29 AM

It’s bad enough for an executive to have to a walk-back.
POSTED AT 10:01 AM ON JUNE 17, 2014 BY ED MORRISSEY

Um… Ed ya may want to edit that… Just sayin’!!!

NiteOwl on June 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Kinda OT but this is infuriating. Obama’s schedule today via White House Dossier:

Obama Schedule || June 17, 2014
by KEITH KOFFLER on JUNE 16, 2014, 9:45 PM
Three fundraisers in New York today. No golf though.

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
10:50 am || Departs White House
Noon || Arrives Pittsburgh
1:25 pm || Tours TechShop Pittsburgh
1:45 pm || Delivers remarks and answers questions; TechShop Pittsburgh
3:25 pm || Departs Pittsburgh
4:35 pm || Arrives New York City
5:25 pm || Attends a fundraiser for Senate Democrats; Intercontinental Hotel, New York
8:05 pm || Deliver remarks at a DNC LGBT fundraiser; Gotham Hall, New York City
9:00 pm || Attends a DNC fundraiser; private residence, New York City
10:40 pm || Departs New York
11:50 pm || Arrives White House

All times Eastern

Key West Reader on June 17, 2014 at 10:31 AM

What’s their endgame here?

Harbingeing on June 17, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Resettlement in the east.

Be sure to mark your luggage clearly with your name so it can be returned to you at your final destination.

Bishop on June 17, 2014 at 10:26 AM

It certainly sounds like a final solution to a pesky problem.

These folks may be mass murdering terrorists, but they sure seem to have some ‘common’ interests with those on the national socialist left:

Terror Group ISIS Declares Guns Illegal in Parts of Iraq They Control
If you’re a terror group attempting a coup of an unstable country what’s the last thing you want to see? Probably citizens gathering and taking up arms against you. You may be able to scare some uniformed members of Iraq’s military who may not believe in their cause anyway, but eventually enough people are going to get fed up, organize, and fight back.

ISIS (The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) looks like they are attempting to nip that in the bud early on. According to The Telegraph, this is one of ISIS’ new laws for the parts of Iraq it now controls [emphasis mine],

No public gathering other than those organised by ISIS will be allowed at any stage. No guns will be allowed outside of its ranks.

Isn’t that exactly the type of laws that gun control extremists such as Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer want to see passed in the United States.
http://gunssavelives.net/blog/terror-group-isis-declares-guns-illegal-in-parts-of-iraq-they-control/

DinaRehn on June 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM

“My lie about my lie was a lie.”

Slick Clintoon, Killary Clintoon, Lois Lerner, Barky Ogabe, John Hickenlooper

(okay, all five)

viking01 on June 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Key West Reader on June 17, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Three different fundraisers in the same day.

Huh. So what’s going on in the mideast, nothing probably.

Bishop on June 17, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Key West Reader on June 17, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Well Duh! It was suppose to rain today… he can’t figure out how to use an umbrella! Plus he just got done golfin’, what did you expect him to do?

NiteOwl on June 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM

DinaRehn on June 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM

The mass murderers of ISIS are rightly concerned about the potential for mass murder by crazed gun owners.

Bishop on June 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Mynd you, bløømberg bites Kan be pretty nasti, especially for hickenløøper…

Mr. D on June 17, 2014 at 10:39 AM

DinaRehn on June 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Sooo… it’s a progressive movement? That explains alot!

NiteOwl on June 17, 2014 at 10:39 AM

I think Hick needs to go back into the beer brewing business. Then we’ll get Bloomberg to call the next governor of CO to urge him to support banning beer sales, particularly super-sized beer sales. Let’s see how that goes over.

COgirl on June 17, 2014 at 10:40 AM

I figured Biden was behind it, but Bloomberg might have been speaking for the Administration. Hickenlooper can be bought when it comes to his political aspirations, and I’m sure he was promised a quid pro quo such as possible nomination for V.P. in 2016. He has probably realized that whatever promise was made will not be kept and now cares about his job. I don’t see how an apology to the Sheriffs helps him unless there is a scandal waiting to happen regarding his gun control legislation. If he is reelected, it is possible the Colorado State Houses will be Republican as well as Senators and Congressmen sent to D.C. If we could just get rid of Boulder.

lea on June 17, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Ralph, the wonder llama.

Occams Stubble on June 17, 2014 at 10:41 AM

I’ve met Hick (I work for a newspaper). Really nice guy, smooth, soft spoken, accessible… you know… one of the political class.

Walter L. Newton on June 17, 2014 at 10:42 AM

The mass murderers of ISIS are rightly concerned about the potential for mass murder by crazed gun owners.

Bishop on June 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM

1. Tell Obama that ISIS members own assault weapons not registered with BATFE and smoke untaxed tobacco.
2. Send the entire DHS contingent to confiscate them, and the entire DOJ to supervise the process.
3. Let ISIS and DHS troopers kill each other.

Rix on June 17, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Let’s walk this thing way back: You elected a guy named ‘Hickenlooper’?

Tsar of Earth on June 17, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Great name for a Democrat. Think of all the possibilities.

lea on June 17, 2014 at 10:43 AM

What’s their endgame here?

Harbingeing on June 17, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Total firearm/weapons bans. Then total government control of everyone’s lives. Not like Stalin, Mao or Hitler, though. Those guys were big meanies. Our rulers will be good people who will almost never have to do awful things to good citizens who obey.

If you don’t recognize that as their plan, you haven’t put enough thought into what’s been going on.

ROCnPhilly on June 17, 2014 at 10:43 AM

HicK is burnishing his leftwing street cred.

He pardons murderers (check), lies to his constituents (check), shoves gun control down peoples throats against the will of the people (check), goes to bat for disgraced law makers (check), lies about his lies (check).

Hick is ready for a high level post in the Obama Administration. How about the Minister of the Current Truth.

Kuffar on June 17, 2014 at 10:45 AM

DinaRehn on June 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM

The mass murderers of ISIS are rightly concerned about the potential for mass murder by crazed gun owners.

Bishop on June 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Well, these things have to be properly organized – you can’t have haphazard mass murder all over the place.

Totalitarians have to concentrate on what they are doing… and make sure the trains run on time.

DinaRehn on June 17, 2014 at 10:48 AM

DinaRehn on June 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Sooo… it’s a progressive movement? That explains alot!

NiteOwl on June 17, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Interesting that there are always ‘common’ elements to these things.

DinaRehn on June 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM

If you don’t recognize that as their plan, you haven’t put enough thought into what’s been going on.

ROCnPhilly on June 17, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Oh I know that’s their plan. I just don’t think they understand the ”gun behind every blade of grass” concept. There are enough of us already murmuring molon labe under every breath and I don’t think they have really game planned it out. It (gun confiscations) won’t go how they think it will. At least not at my house it won’t.

Harbingeing on June 17, 2014 at 11:07 AM

He is not just a liar

He is a stinking liar

Normally that counts for something

Depends on which way the marijuana smoke blows, in this case

Sounds like he is exactly the kind of brainpower the political class wants in office.

Getting pretty tired of the billionaires putting their rear ends in our faces on every issue. Self love is blind.

entagor on June 17, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Sleazebag. You own it Colorado.

jake49 on June 17, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Hick is ready for a high level post in the Obama Administration. How about the Minister of the Current Truth.

Kuffar on June 17, 2014 at 10:45 AM

If Hick keeps up the lies sufficiently then PBS may just “find” a job for him.

viking01 on June 17, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Sounds like ol’ Hickey can’t decide which side he wants to placate. He’s toast.

TMOverbeck on June 17, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Well, these things have to be properly organized – you can’t have haphazard mass murder all over the place.

Totalitarians have to concentrate on what they are doing… and make sure the trains run on time.

DinaRehn on June 17, 2014 at 10:48 AM

True, true, death pits need to have the corpses stacked correctly or all the limbs will stick out of the dirt after they’re covered up.

Bishop on June 17, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Let’s walk this thing way back: You elected a guy named ‘Hickenlooper’?

Tsar of Earth on June 17, 2014 at 10:29 AM

I pronounce it Chickenpooper – but that’s just me….
Hopefully soon to be Former Governor.

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 11:29 AM

I think Hick needs to go back into the beer brewing business. Then we’ll get Bloomberg to call the next governor of CO to urge him to support banning beer sales, particularly super-sized beer sales. Let’s see how that goes over.

COgirl on June 17, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Hey now – don’t messin’ with our beer supply!!!

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper in the cheese shop.

“What a *senseless* waste of human life.”

mechkiller_k on June 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM

True, true, death pits need to have the corpses stacked correctly or all the limbs will stick out of the dirt after they’re covered up.

Bishop on June 17, 2014 at 11:22 AM

I’m sure someone with a Harvard degree could do that correctly.

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 11:56 AM

My sister was bit by a moose once.

*ONCE*…

/Joe Piscopo

Dirty Creature on June 17, 2014 at 10:26 AM

You don’t see too many Johnny Dangerously references these days….

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 17, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Re-load? Never!

Re-set? Uh-uh.

Re-tard? Yup.

trigon on June 17, 2014 at 12:32 PM

“The governor often jokes about his ability to put his foot in his mouth, because he does,” said Eric Brown, the governor’s spokesman.

That’s the famous Joe Biden defense. Works all the time for Democratics.

slickwillie2001 on June 17, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Hickenpooper’s re-election must be in huge trouble.

ConstantineXI on June 17, 2014 at 12:33 PM

“The governor often jokes about his ability to put his foot in his mouth, because he does,”

So that’s what they’re calling bald faced lying these days.

rbj on June 17, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Where’s the headline? Democrats can’t win on gun control.

rhombus on June 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM

OT – what the heck is this?

Schadenfreude on June 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Does Hicky have a baby bump ? Take a look.

Appalacher on June 17, 2014 at 12:42 PM

You don’t see too many Johnny Dangerously references these days….

There Goes the Neighborhood on June 17, 2014 at 12:28 PM

I haven’t thought of that movie in years. Now I’ll have to re-watch. An underappreciated classic.

Monkeytoe on June 17, 2014 at 12:42 PM

As far as I can tell from RCP, no one has polled this race in four months.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/governor/co/colorado_governor_tancredo_vs_hickenlooper-3842.html#polls

Given recent events and the way things have been going for Dems, the Hickenlooper people could well be seeing some serious erosion in his lead.

Missy on June 17, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Hickenpooper’s re-election must be in huge trouble.

ConstantineXI on June 17, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Hope so.
Since we recalled 2 Dem legislators over the gun control bills Chickenpooper signed, he should be worried.

I’m voting for Tancredo.

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM

The governor often jokes about his ability to put his foot in his mouth

The problem isn’t what he puts in his mouth but the lies that come out of it.

CJ on June 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?”

It (gun confiscations) won’t go how they think it will. At least not at my house it won’t.

Harbingeing on June 17, 2014 at 11:07

The time to act is when they come for your neighbors’ guns.

ROCnPhilly on June 17, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Given recent events and the way things have been going for Dems, the Hickenlooper people could well be seeing some serious erosion in his lead.

Missy on June 17, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Chickenpooper got in 4 years ago by running as a politically moderate, successful businessman. He was helped out by a conservative split between an unknown GOP nominee (Maes) with a sketchy past, and Tancredo jumping over to run as a Constitution Party candidate. Even as a 3rd party candidate, Tancredo got 36% of the vote, to Maes (11%), and Chickenpooper got 51%.

Since getting in, Chickenpooper went hard left with gun control and huge utilities rates increases on farmers and ranchers for “green energy”.
If Tancredo gets the GOP nomination this time, and GOP funding and support, I think he has a good chance to win.
I also kind of like Beauprez, but I see him as a GOPe type.

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 1:04 PM

OT – what the heck is this?

Schadenfreude on June 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Now you know what all that DHS ammo is intended for….

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 1:11 PM

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 1:04 PM

I remember that race in 2010 – big disappointment. I worry that Tancredo will get the nom but not get any GOPe support for obvious reasons. But I still think he has a chance. If nothing else a vulnerable Hick could help goose GOP turnout for the downticket races.

What is your take on Gardner’s chances? Aren’t there some spoiler candidates in that race? Sounds like typical Dem mischief-making…

Missy on June 17, 2014 at 1:19 PM

What is your take on Gardner’s chances? Aren’t there some spoiler candidates in that race? Sounds like typical Dem mischief-making…

Missy on June 17, 2014 at 1:19 PM

The Dems are using their standard lie based advertising against Gardner, but if the GOP ties Udall to King Putt, 0care, and the gun control efforts in the Senate and in Colorado, I think Gardner could have a decent shot.
There are a couple unknowns as Libertarian Party and Independent, but they really are total unknowns – so should not make much difference.
Haven’t seen any polling on it, but then I don’t trust the polls much anyway.

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 1:40 PM

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Thanks – hopefully Hick’s comments can provide some more good campaign material for Rs in CO.

Missy on June 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Of course Hickenlooper is a pathological liar; he’s a donk, isn’t he?

The only reason donk politicians get elected is because more and more people in this society want to be deluded.

Spurius Ligustinus on June 17, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Since getting in, Chickenpooper went hard left with gun control and huge utilities rates increases on farmers and ranchers for “green energy”.
If Tancredo gets the GOP nomination this time, and GOP funding and support, I think he has a good chance to win.
I also kind of like Beauprez, but I see him as a GOPe type.

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Look on the bright side LibFree cancels out your vote.

RickB on June 17, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Look on the bright side LibFree cancels out your vote.
RickB on June 17, 2014 at 4:31 PM

But not my wife’s!
Black pawn takes white pawn – White Queen wins….

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Look on the bright side LibFree cancels out your vote.
RickB on June 17, 2014 at 4:31 PM

But not my wife’s!
Black pawn takes white pawn – White Queen wins….

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Actually, since you’re talking about libtardfree, it’s probably more like –
Black queen takes white pawn, white queen takes black queen for the win…

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Actually, since you’re talking about libtardfree, it’s probably more like –
Black queen takes white pawn, white queen takes black queen for the win…

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 5:01 PM

You forgot about his boyfriend.

RickB on June 17, 2014 at 5:10 PM

You forgot about his boyfriend.

RickB on June 17, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Ok – so that’s our 2 votes. Still got lots of other voters in the family….

But frankly, I’m more concered that with the Dems in control of a totally lawless government, with the ability to get away with ANYTHING they do with no consequences, our actual votes no longer matter. They will make the final count come out the way they want it, no matter what the truth may be.

dentarthurdent on June 17, 2014 at 6:46 PM

I’ve met Hick (I work for a newspaper). Really nice guy, smooth, soft spoken, accessible… you know… one of the political class.

Walter L. Newton at 10:42 AM

But isn’t assessing and handling anyone they meet in ten seconds or less the job of a professional pol? And that goes triple for press encounters.

Look at the true ninja master of these retail political skills, Bill Xlinton. He grooves on tuning in to every person’s wavelength, reading them, making the connection with them in such a way that even if they don’t agree with him, they’ll still like him or respect him. Every sentence can be scored as though it is a move in a strategic game.

Xlinton loves this stuff so much, he seems like a very studied sociopath, always simulating the winning behaviors and trying to play two moves ahead in personal exchanges.

Being a smooth pol is a very practiced act, like a professional con man.

Toocon on June 17, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hickenlooper, walking back the walk back.

bour3 on June 18, 2014 at 1:48 AM