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UPDATE: We inadvertently posted a photo of Hickenlooper after the Aurora tragedy meeting with Colorado’s U.S. Senators and President Obama in a previous version of this post. Our sincere apologies. We simply grabbed the first pic from a Google image search of “Hickenlooper Obama.”

With his poll numbers plummeting in Colorado, Governor John Hickenlooper has made himself a plan…to open a Washington, DC office. 

Sources say he will announce the opening of a new Washington office tomorrow.

The timing of the announcement is strange. Most governors in political free-fall would turn their sights homeward, rather than fan the view of being out of touch.

Hubris is apparently not in short supply over in the Governor’s mansion. Or maybe it is souring instincts?