It would seem embattled Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is doing some renovations on his Wikipedia page, according to @congressedits, a bot that tweets anonymous Wikipedia edits that are made from IP addresses in the US Congress.
Jared Polis Wikipedia article edited anonymously from US House of Representatives http://t.co/x0nMtcyG7t
— congress-edits (@congressedits) July 23, 2014
The big question is – does this mean he is preparing for an announcement, and, if so, what would that announcement be? Is it that Rep. Nancy Pelosi finally will reward his bad behavior by giving him the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee? Or, will Polis, who has few friends left in his own party after the bungled fracking ban ballot initiatives negotiations, give the Democratic Party the middle finger and switch to an Independent?
We’ll walk you through the changes, and you decide. Here they are:
1) Changed his occupation from Businessman to Politician (we suppose that is more accurate these days)
2) Switched the order of his occupations from “entrepreneur, philanthropist, and politician” to “politician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist” (see above)
3) Changed the description of how BlueMountainArts.com was founded from “Polis along with his parents” to “Schutz (that’s his mom), with help from Polis”.
4) Gave additional details on the transaction when Blue Mountain sold, changed from “which he sold to Excite@Home three years later in a deal worth $780 million” to “Schutz sold bluemountain.com to Excite@Home in 1999 for $430 million in stock and $350 million in cash”
5) Added Republicans creds: “In February 1998, Polis founded ProFlowers, an online florist, in La Jolla, California. In December of that year, former Reagan economist Dr. Arthur Laffer began advising Polis and joined ProFlowers as a Director. ProFlowers, later renamed Provide Commerce, Inc., went public on NASDAQ as PRVD on December 17, 2003. In 2005, Provide Commerce was acquired by media conglomerate Liberty Media Corporation for $477 million.”
Noting the hire of Art Laffer, a Republican, and his sale to Liberty Media, run by Republicans, might seem odd for someone about to step into leadership at DCCC. But, maybe not. Polis is known to surprise. And, maybe this all means nothing. But, we usually don’t deep clean our house unless we’re expecting visitors.