QUIDNUNC: Jared went to Hancock for this gem?


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QUID HAS HEARD that Colorado’s herd of hoo-haws running for political office are desperate for campaign slogans. What else could explain newly minted Democratic nominee for Colorado governor Congressman Jared Polis reaching out to Denver Mayor Wild Michael Hancock for a campaign plug? Seems that Camp Polis was so desperate to show how unified Colorado’s fractured Democratic Party was that they reached out to Hancock, who has all the rallying power Dick Cheney has in Vermont. That aside, Hancock and a smattering of seriously big-names in the land of D offered their best wit on Polis march to the governor’s office. “Inclusive,” says Obama Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. “…incredibly high levels…” says Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. Well, it’s Hick. “…good hands…” says Sen. Michael Bennet. And Hancock? “It’s Jared time in Colorado!” Not only was there a shortage of big names to paste on Twitter memes, but there apparently was no adults in the room deciding whom to quote and that whatever they came up with having to make sense. If Polis is looking for a jingle, look no further. “Pandering for Polis” has a nice ring to it, coming from Denver types. From outlying places in the state, like Huerfano County or Sterling, the slogan could be, “Send Help.” And a slogan for his GOP challenger, State Treasurer Walker Stapleton? “He’s So Colorado.” Unless you’re actually from here.