Before this year’s legislative session began, Governor Hickenlooper sat down with KDVR’s Eli Stokols for an interview. In the interview Hick promised a “cautious, moderate agenda,” claiming that Democrats controlling both chambers would have no effect on how he governed.
A little more than halfway into the session, it strikes us that maybe Hick was merely playing the April Fools’ long game with his promises of moderation.
Now that the Capitol has taken on gun control, in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, sex ed for 1st graders, and now driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, let’s flashback to Hickenlooper’s laugh-track worthy claims to Stokols only three months ago.
“I’m a pretty moderate, cautious person as governor. Right? That’s just who I am. I’m not going to change that depending on which party takes control of which House.
“…You know I vetoed some bills last year, and the year before. I expect I’ll veto some more, but I don’t expect to veto any more than I did the last couple of years.”
[Stokols: “He promised he’d build bipartisan support for most legislation and continue to pursue a moderate agenda for a politically moderate state.”]
As we noted on Friday, if the legislative agenda so far this session is moderate, then Hunter S. Thompson was just a casual user of drugs.
Jokes on you, Colorado. April Fools.
[Full interview after the jump]